IMR Press / RCM / Volume 23 / Issue 8 / DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm2308257
Open Access Review
Current Prostheses for Transcatheter Heart Valve Replacement: A Technical and Clinical Review
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1 Department of Coronary and Structural Heart Diseases, National Institute of Cardiology, 04-628 Warsaw, Poland
2 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
3 Department of Cardiac Surgery and Heart Transplantation, San Camillo Forlanini Hospital, 00152 Rome, Italy
*Correspondence: (Paul Werner)
Academic Editor: Federico Ronco
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2022, 23(8), 257;
Submitted: 23 March 2022 | Revised: 4 May 2022 | Accepted: 21 June 2022 | Published: 20 July 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transcatheter Intervention in Structural Heart Disease)
Copyright: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become a cornerstone in today’s treatment of aortic stenosis. Modern transcatheter prostheses are continuously evolving and each one features different design traits. In this review, the authors provide insight in the technical differences of current prostheses and TAVR related clinical decision pathways, preferably useful for the beginners but also for advanced operators. Additionally, procedural considerations and comparative outcomes of the prostheses are discussed. In doing so, the authors aim to facilitate the choice of the ideal transcatheter valve procedure for each individual.

transcatheter heart valve
transcatheter aortic valve implantation
transcatheter aortic valve replacement
interventional cardiology
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