Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an established technique to treat severe symptomatic aortic stenosis patients with a wide range of surgical risk. Currently, the common femoral artery is the first choice as the main access route for the procedure. The objective of this observational study is to report our experience on percutaneous and surgical cut-down transfemoral TAVRs comparing the two approaches.
Gennari M, Rigoni M, Mastroiacovo G, Trabattoni P, Roberto M, Bartorelli AL, Fabbiocchi F, Tamborini G, Muratori M, Fusini L, Pepi M, Muti P, Polvani G, Agrifoglio M. Proper Selection Does Make the Difference: A Propensity-Matched Analysis of Percutaneous and Surgical Cut-Down Transfemoral TAVR. J Clin Med 2021 Feb 25;10(5):909.doi: 10.3390/jcm10050909