• Self-expanding vs. balloon-expanding valve 1-year outcomes mostly similar

    14 days ago - By Healio

    In transcatheter aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis, there were similar 1-year event rates between a self-expanding valve and a balloon-expanding valve except for stroke, which was higher with the balloon-expanding valve.
    Investigators of the SOLVE-TAVI trial, presented at TCT Connect, also found that local anesthesia with conscious sedation conferred similar event rates and time-related safety compared with general anesthesia.
    As Healio previously reported, in the 30-day outcomes for this trial, a self-expanding valve was equivalent to a
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