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Patient selection for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: An interventional cardiology perspective

Authors: Darrren Mylotte, Giuseppe Martucci, Nicolo Piazza

Abstract

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as a highly effective minimally
invasive treatment symptomatic for severe calcific aortic stenosis in patients at high or prohibitive surgical
risk. The success of TAVI has been determined by a number of factors, but in particular by appropriate
patient selection. Appropriate patient selection involves identifying patients with the potential to benefit
most from TAVI and individualizing the bioprosthesis type and size, and the vascular access site for each
case. We present herein, our critical appraisal on patient selection for TAVI: an interventional cardiology
perspective.

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