Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: update on indications

Rev Med Suisse. 2015 May 27;11(476):1197-200, 1202. Fournier S, Monney P, Ferrari E, Lglesias JF, Roguelov C, Zuffi A, Eeckhout E, Muller O.Although surgical aortic valve replacement has been the standard of care for patient with severe aortic stenosis, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is now a fair standard of care for patients not eligible or high risk for surgical treatment. The decision of therapeutic choice between TAVI and surgery considers surgical risk (estimated by the Euro-SCORE and STS-PROM) as well as many parameters that go beyond the assessment of the valvular disease’s severity by echocardiography: a multidisciplinary assessment in “Heart Team” is needed to assess each case in all its complexity.

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  • Rev Med Suisse. 2015 May 27;11(476):1197-1202. PMID: 26182639.