Impact of Aortic Aneurysms in Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Single Center Experience

ConclusionsIn our patient cohort, 9.5% of patients who underwent TAVR had concomitant aortic aneurysms. Patients with aortic aneurysms had similar incidence of vascular complications as well as in-hospital and 6-month MACE compared to those without.
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: In our patient cohort, 9.5% of patients who underwent TAVR had concomitant aortic aneurysms. Patients with aortic aneurysms had similar incidence of vascular complications as well as in-hospital and 6-month MACE compared to those without. PMID: 30595280 [PubMed - in process]
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