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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation – Access routes: a debate

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the transfemoral access route is the default access

EuroIntervention 2013;9:S14-S18. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9SSA4

Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a widely accepted alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) among non-operable patients or selected high-risk patients with degenerative, severe aortic stenosis.

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