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  • Severe aortic valve stenosis is chronic, progressive illness that confers significant morbidity and mortality. Historically, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) served as the exclusive therapeutic option to correct this mechanical problem.

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    Severe aortic valve stenosis is chronic, progressive illness that confers significant morbidity and mortality. Historically, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) served as the exclusive therapeutic option to correct this mechanical problem.

    The emergence of transcatheter aortic valve replacement as an effective treatment option in appropriately selected patients with severe aortic valve stenosis has been. As percutaneous technologies continue to mature and indications for transcatheter valve therapy expand, the contemporary management of valvular heart disease necessitates a multidisciplinary heart team approach that considers the indication, multimodality imaging, anaesthetic and procedural strategy, and selection of the appropriate valve prosthesis for each patient.

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