TAVR safe for small degenerating bioprosthetic aortic valves: study

Outcomes were surprisingly good for such a challenging group of patients, expert says

Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) offers a safer solution for patients with failing surgical aortic bioprosthetic valves at high risk for reoperation, according to an observational post-market study.

Medtronic Evolut R valve
Medtronic Evolut R valve. Photo: Medtronic

Surgical aortic valve replacement has often been the treatment of choice, but degeneration of the bioprosthetic