transcatheter aortic valve replacement

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transcatheter aortic valve replacement 

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transcatheter aortic valve replacement

CARDIOLOGY

A procedure in which a proprietary prosthetic heart valve (SAPIEN, Edwards Lifesciences) is snaked transfemorally into place in patients with aortic stenosis* who are deemed inoperable by conventional surgery.

*Which has a 50% 2-year mortality

Reference JAMA 2013; 309:1575-1576

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