The development of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the USA

Danny Dvir, Israel M. Barbash, Itsik Ben-Dor, Petros Okubagzi, Lowell F. Satler, Ron Waksman, Augusto D. Pichard

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The penetration rate of devices in general, and in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) specifically, is significantly delayed in the United States of America (USA) compared with in Europe. This is mostly due to the mission statement of the regulatory agencies in the USA, which requires very rigorous clinical testing of a device prior to its approval. The USA had a major role in the development and evaluation of this technology and USA research has enabled clinicians inside and outside of the USA to conduct a concise scientifically based assessment of the performance of TAVR devices in terms of safety and efficacy. In the following review, we provide data on the development of TAVR in the USA, revealing the critical role the USA has played in this extraordinary process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Cardiovascular Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic stenosis
  • Structural cardiac intervention
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement


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