Treatment & Guidelines
Native aortic annulus size unsuitable for sizes 20, 23, 26, or 29mm THV based on 3D imaging analysis
Iliofemoral vessel characteristics that would preclude safe passage of the introducer sheath
Patients with clinical frailty, bicuspid aortic valves, or other anatomical and clinical features that increased the risk of complications associated with either TAVI or sAVR were excluded
Baseline characteristics were well balanced in the two groups with the exception of a higher percentage of patients with an NYHA class of III or IV in the SAPIEN 3 TAVI group than in the sAVR group (31.2% vs. 23.8%, p<0.05).1*
Primary endpoint : all-cause mortality, all stroke or rehospitalisation at one year 1
The baseline characteristics of the patients in the TAVI and sAVR groups were generally well balanced.1*
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