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TAV-in-TAV for failed prosthesis: the new frontier

EuroIntervention 2020;16:e100-e102. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV16I2A15

1. Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France


Abstract

When transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was first introduced in 2002, we could not have foreseen the central position it would come to occupy in the decision algorithm for aortic stenosis1. Since that time, we have learned a great deal from our collective experience with TAVI – from which patients are most appropriate, to mastering and improving each step of the procedure. The core philosophy of the strategy revolves around anticipating challenges and needs. Through the literature, meetings, live cases, and companioning, we understand better how to anticipate technical challenges to prevent complications and optimise procedural results. The ...

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