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Spotlight on the SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve

Authors Rheude T, Blumenstein J, Möllmann H, Husser O

Received 22 May 2018

Accepted for publication 24 July 2018

Published 1 October 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 353—360

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/MDER.S143897

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Tobias Rheude,1 Johannes Blumenstein,2 Helge Möllmann,2 Oliver Husser2

1Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, German Heart Centre, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany; 2Department of Cardiology, St.-Johannes-Hospital, Dortmund, Germany

Abstract: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is increasingly performed in patients with severe aortic stenosis. The efficacy and safety have been demonstrated in large randomized trials in patients with high- or intermediate operative risk. With latest-generation transcatheter heart valve (THV) systems, growing operator experience and improved patient selection, clinical outcome has significantly improved with a decline of TAVI-related complications. In this review, the Edwards SAPIEN 3 THV is discussed in terms of technology, procedural advances and complication trends and future developments.

Keywords: aortic valve stenosis, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, TAVI, transcatheter heart valves, Edwards SAPIEN 3

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