Mechanically expanding transcatheter aortic valves: pros and cons of a unique device technology

Kenan Yalta, Muhammet Gurdogan, Cafer Zorkun, Yekta Gurlertop


In the recent years, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has gained a significant reputation as an alternative option for the management of aortic valve disease particularly in the setting of high-risk conditions for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) (1-3).