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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: from fantasy to reality

Shaikhrezai, Kasra, McWilliams, Billy, Brackenbury, Edward T, Prasad, Sai, Yan, Tristan D, Pessotto, Renzo, Zamvar, Vipin and Berg, Geoffrey 2014. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: from fantasy to reality. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 9 , 43. 10.1186/1749-8090-9-43

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Increased life expectancy has led to the presentation of more complicated patients in old age for the replacement of the aortic valve. The emergence of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) was considered as a significant breakthrough in the management of symptomatic, moribund patients suffering from aortic valve stenosis who had been rejected for surgical intervention. A novel technology often has a long journey from the point at which it is created to its every-day-use. It is now obvious that TAVI practice in multiple institutes around the world has gone beyond the evidence. Serious concerns have been raised questioning the current TAVI practice. Analysis of future TAVI use may assist clinicians and healthcare managers to understand and deploy this technology in accordance with the evidence.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI); Technology; Evidence-based practice
Publisher: BioMed Central
ISSN: 1749-8090
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 May 2017
Date of Acceptance: 4 March 2014
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 10:36

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