The Evolution and Future of TAVR

 

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In this presentation, cardiac surgeon Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD, reviews the Penn Medicine TAVR program-among the first and now among the largest in the nation-and describes the evolution, indications, outcomes and current options for TAVR therapy. Dr. Vallabhajosyula also provides surgical perspective for the procedure, describing the evolution of the minimalist approach at Penn, fast­-track criteria, precluding risk factors for TAVR and comparisons between TAVR and open AVR/MVR.

 

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