Comparison of late mortality after transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement: Insights from a meta-analysis

Published: 4 February 2017
Author(s): Tomo Ando, Hisato Takagi, Representing ALICE (All-Literature Investigation of Cardiovascular Evidence) Group
Section: Original Article

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has shown non-inferior late mortality in severe aortic stenosis (AS) patients in intermediate to inoperable risk for surgery compared to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Late outcome of TAVI compared to SAVR is crucial as the number of TAVI continues to increase over the last few years.