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Tools & Techniques: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: transfemoral approach

1. CHU Bichat, Claude Bernard, AP-HP, Paris, France; 2. St George Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has recently emerged as a treatment option for high risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and has now been performed in more than 20,000 patients1-3.This article provides an overview on TAVI with a special focus on the technical aspects involved when using the transfemoral approach. The dynamic images can be viewed at www.eurointervention.org.

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