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Transcatheter Aortic Valves At The Five-Year Mark

Executive Summary

Published data on transcatheter aortic valve implantation has reached the five-year mark and the outcomes suggest these devices may be as durable as many surgical valves, which is good news for this rapidly-growing market.

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