Survival outcomes with TPVR 'comparable' to surgical valve replacement: study

The likelihood of freedom from reintervention is also similar between patient groups, researchers say

Patients who receive transcatheter pulmonary-valve replacement have comparable odds of survival and freedom from reintervention as those who undergo surgical conduit or valve replacement, a study shows.

The researchers say their results on patient outcomes after transcatheter pulmonary-valve replacement (TPVR) could help inform clinical decision-making and counselling.

Using an international registry, the US-led team analysed data from nearly 2500 patients aged 14 to 58 years (median age 20) who underwent TPVR to compare their