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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation – Access routes: a debate

Transaortic access is the key to success

EuroIntervention 2013;9:S25-S32. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9SSA6

1. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, United Kingdom; 2. Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using either the Edwards SAPIEN Valve or Medtronic CoreValve is a well-established procedure. Although initially carried out through transfemoral and transapcial approaches, alte

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