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doi:10.4061/2010/540749 Review Article Emerging Approaches of Transcatheter Valve Repair/Insertion

By Maurizio Taramasso, Micaela Cioni, Andrea Giacomini, Iassen Michev, Cosmo Godino, Matteo Montorfano, Antonio Colombo, Ottavio Alfieri and Francesco Maisano


Copyright © 2010 Maurizio Taramasso et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Aortic stenosis (AS) and mitral regurgitation (MR) account for the majority of valvular diseases and their prevalence is increasing according to increased life expectancy. Surgical treatment is the gold standard, although operative risk may be high in some patients due to comorbidities and age. A large part of the patients at high surgical risk who could beneficiate of treatment are not referred to surgery. Therefore, there is a need of alternative and less invasive procedures. 1

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