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Paravalvular Leak After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: The New Achilles' Heel? A Comprehensive Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  23375925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a frequent complication of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and is seen at a much higher rate after TAVR than after conventional surgical aortic valve replacement. Recent reports indicating that PVL may be correlated with increased late mortality have raised concerns. However, the heterogeneity of methods for assessing and quantifying PVL, and lack of consistency in the timing of such assessments, is a hindrance to understanding its true prevalence, severity, and effect. This literature review is an effort to consolidate current knowledge in this area to better understand the prevalence, progression, and impact of post-TAVR PVL and to help direct future efforts regarding the assessment, prevention, and treatment of this troublesome complication.
Philippe Généreux; Stuart J Head; Rebecca Hahn; Benoit Daneault; Susheel Kodali; Mathew R Williams; Nicolas M van Mieghem; Maria C Alu; Patrick W Serruys; A Pieter Kappetein; Martin B Leon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York; Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, New York; Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
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