Survival rates similar for TAVR, surgical AVR in low-risk patients

Patients with aortic stenosis who were at low risk and underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement had similar short-term and midterm survival rates compared with those who underwent surgical AVR, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
Marko P.O. Virtanen, MD, of the Heart Hospital at Tampere University Hospital in Finland, and colleagues analyzed data from 2,841 patients (mean age, 74 years; 55% men) with aortic stenosis and were at low risk who underwent TAVR (n = 325) or surgical AVR (n = 2,516) between January 2008 to November 2017. Operative risk was calculated with the


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