E. Murat Tuzcu, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, discusses catheter-based aortic valve replacement and the Partner trial, which is studying the outcomes of surgery versus catheter or medical treatment for aortic valve dysfunction.
Catheter-based aortic valve replacement in early clinical trials is demonstrating a stroke risk comparable to surgery and a mortality rate of less than 5 percent.
References and Resources:
Schoenhagen P, Tuzcu EM, Kapadia SR, Desai MY, Svensson LG. Three-dimensional imaging of the aortic valve and aortic root with computed tomography: new standards in an era of transcatheter valve repair/implantation. Eur Heart J. 2009 Jun 27.
Cook DJ, Rehfeldt KH. Catheter-based aortic valve replacement. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2009 Jun;23(3):277-9.
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