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CoreValve cost effective for high-risk patients undergoing TAVR

September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — In the CoreValve US High Risk Study, transcatheter aortic valve replacement improved quality of life at 1 month and survival at 12 months relative to surgical aortic valve replacement, according to results of a cost-effectiveness analysis presented at TCT 2014.

“Previous studies have consistently shown that TAVR is a reasonable value in patients not suitable for surgical AVR. However, there is less consensus regarding the cost effectiveness of TAVR vs. surgery in high-risk patients, especially internationally,” Matthew R. Reynolds, MD, MSc, director of economics and quality-of-life research at Harvard Clinical Research Institute, said during a press conference.

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CoreValve cost effective for high-risk patients undergoing TAVR

September 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — In the CoreValve US High Risk Study, transcatheter aortic valve replacement improved quality of life at 1 month and survival at 12…
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