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TAVR may be favorable for women vs. surgical AVR
6 days ago - By Healio
For women with high risk for complications, transcatheter aortic valve replacement may be a better option compared with surgical AVR, according to a study published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.
However, higher costs and increased risk of need for extracorporeal membrane oxygen should be considered, researchers wrote.
Being female is a risk factor related to worse outcomes in cardiac surgery, and the outcomes of women vs. men in TAVR and surgical AVR is controversial, the researchers wrote.
“Although outcomes of females vs. males in either TAVR or SAVR have been
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