Article Abstract

The current status of antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Authors: Wieneke Vlastra, Jan J. Piek, Ronak Delewi

Abstract

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a minimally invasive and life-saving treatment in patients with aortic valve stenosis. As a consequence of increased operator experience and the refinement of valve technology, the target population of TAVI has rapidly expanded from inoperable patients to individuals with an intermediate risk score (1-3).