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TAVR decreases OS in patients with severe aortic stenosis

April 27, 2015

Read the Perspective from Marc Ruel, MD, MPH, FRCSC

SEATTLE — Overall survival of patients with severe aortic stenosis assigned transcatheter aortic valve replacement decreased drastically 24 months after surgery compared with patients who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement or sutureless valves.

“Our data suggested that patients with severe aortic stenosis and an intermediate-risk profile with TAVR showed a [significantly] worse outcome when compared [with] conventional surgery,” Claudio Muneretto, MD, of the University of Brescia Medical School in Italy, said during his presentation at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting.

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