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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)

Initially indicated for high-risk patients who could not undergo surgical valve replacement, this approach now has shown equivalent benefit to intermediate-risk patients ( This is the usual progress in medicine for some minimally invasive techniques--initial conservative application to the sickest of the sick then progressive application to those with lesser risk.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD