Current Status of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, 08/17/2012
Webb JG et al. – Although TAVR outcomes continue to improve, concerns remain with respect to vascular injury, stroke, paravalvular regurgitation, and valve durability. However, it seems likely that with ongoing refinement of transcatheter valve systems, techniques, and patient selection transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is becoming an increasingly appealing option for a much broader range of patients. Randomized trials and ongoing surveillance will play an important role as the authors enter a new era of rigorous clinical evaluation for minimally invasive therapies for structural heart disease.