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Title: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in Asia
Authors: Hon J.K.F. 
Tay E.
Keywords: Aortic
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2017
Publisher: AME Publishing Company
Citation: Hon J.K.F., Tay E. (2017-09-01). Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in Asia. Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery 6 (5) : 504-509. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to treat severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis has increased exponentially in the last decade. This rapid expansion was seen predominantly in Western developed nations and has been fuelled by favorable results reported from a plethora of well-publicized randomized controlled trials, large retrospective series and national registries. Now, TAVI has become the standard of care for inoperable patients and an alternative to open surgery in patients who are at intermediate to high risk for open surgery. Notwithstanding these positive results, Asia has been relatively slow to adopt this technology despite a potentially large patient pool. Unique features of Asian medical environments and differences in Asian anatomy affecting TAVI uptake in Asia will be discussed. This article serves to outline the various challenging aspects of disseminating TAVI in Asian countries. � Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Source Title: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
ISSN: 2225319X
DOI: 10.21037/acs.2017.08.05
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