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Current Cardiology Reviews
ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X09666131202124227

Long-term Results After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: What do we Know Today?

Author(s): Y. Elhmidi, S. Bleiziffer, N. Piazza, B. Voss, M. Krane, M-A. Deutsch and R. Lange
Pages 295-298 (4)
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is evolving rapidly as a therapeutic option in patients deemed to be at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. Early outcome and survival of controlled feasibility trials and single- center experience with TAVI have been previously reported. Valve performance and hemodynamics seem to improve significantly after TAVI. Long-term outcome up to 3 years have been demonstrated in recent studies. Admittedly, the results are encouraging with a survival rate at 2 and 3 years ranging from 62 to 74% and from 56 to 61% respectively. The improvement in hemodynamical and clinical status sustained beyond the 3 years follows up. However, paravalvular leakage after TAVI remains an important issue in this rapidely evolving field.
Aortic valve, TAVI, paravalvular leakage, aortic stenosis, SAVR.
German Heart Centre Munich, Lazarettestrasse 36, 80636, Munich, Germany.