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October 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:138 Online First

News from PCR London Valves 2014

Dr Katie O’Sullivan

Abstract

TAVI for asymptomatic and intermediate risk patients Indications for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are a critical aspect of determining the future of the therapy and this became a recurrent theme of the meeting. Current guidelines do not support the use of TAVI for those with asymptomatic aortic stenosis, as argued by Dr Bernard Prendergast (John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford). There are some scenarios, however, where TAVI for asymptomatic aortic stenosis is appropriate, such as an immobile patient in whom symptoms have not appeared, or a frail patient with rapid progression of the condition. To date, there have been three prope

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