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Greater Treatment Options for AVS Patients with a Lower Surgical Risk of Major Complications

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that protects the public health, approved an expanded indication for several transcatheter heart valves to include patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (Sapien 3, Sapien 3 Ultra, CoreValve Evolut R and CoreValve Evolut PRO) at low surgical risk …

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Study Finds Early Valve Replacement May Be Better Than Watching and Waiting  

“Watch and wait” may not be the way to go for physicians treating patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptom.  According to an article published online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, researchers say that these patients may benefit from a more aggressive treatment strategy of early valve replacement. Aortic stenosis, considered to be …

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