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Assessment of valve-in-valve implantation key to success

Treatment of failed bioprostheses is a clinical challenge. Although re-operation is considered the standard of care, these patients are frequently elderly with other medical conditions, and repeat cardiac surgery can pose significant illness and risk of death. [s]Health News Digest[/s] writes that transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation is a less invasive approach, however a comprehensive evaluation of post-procedure survival had not previously been performed. ‘The current analysis highlights the need for meticulous evaluation of bioprosthesis mechanism of failure before attempting a valve-in-valve procedure,’ the authors write.

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[link url=]JAMA full study[/link]

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