What is the relationship between aortic regurgitation (AR) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Stanley S Wang, JD, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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TAVR has emerged as an important treatment for aortic valve disease, primarily aortic stenosis. Paravalvular AR is common after TAVR, occurring to some degree in approximately 70% of cases and being graded as moderate or severe in approximately 15%. [6]


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