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Improvements in QoL from TAVR in SAS patients

Symptomatic aortic stenosis (SAS) patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) experienced quality of life (QoL) improvements from 5.3 at baseline (10 point scale with 10=best imaginable health state) to 6.7 at one year, and 7.4 at four years post procedure.

Kovac J, Schuler G, Gerckens U, et al. Four-Year Experience with CoreValve Transcatheter Heart Valve. EuroInterven. 2016; 12(8): 1039-46. https://www.pcronline.com/eurointervention/105th_issue/volume-12/number-8/169/four-year-experience-with-the-corevalve-transcatheter-heart-valve.html

Reference

Title
Four-Year Experience with CoreValve Transcatheter Heart Valve
Publication
EuroInterven
Publication Date
2016
Authors
Kovac J, Schuler G, Gerckens U, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 12, Issue 8
Pages
1039-46
URL
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Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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