Bioprosthetic valve leaflet thickening and long-term durability

Summary

Consult this session on bioprosthetic valve leaflet thickening and long-term durability from EuroPCR 2017 if you want to find more about mechanisms of bioprosthetic valve failure and definitions of valve durability and clinical data concerning the long-term outcomes after TAVI.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn more about the mechanisms of bioprosthetic valve failure and definitions of valve durability
  • To be updated on the clinical data concerning the long-term outcomes after TAVI
  • To have a better understanding of the clinical implications of TAVI leaflet thickening and long-term durability

Presentations available when logged in:

  • Session objectives
  • Pathophysiology and imaging findings
  • Lessons from surgery and the need for standardised definitions
  • Pitfalls in the analysis of valve durability
  • Antithrombotic therapy after bioprosthetic valve implantation: current guidelines, data and everyday practice
  • Session evaluation and key learnings