EuroPCR 2018: Real-World TAVR Data Show Consistent Performance With Edwards, Abbott, And Medtronic's Systems
New real-world data on Edward Lifesciences real-world data for its transcatheter aortic valve replacement Sapien 3 valve are among the highlights from the early Hot Line/Late-Breaking Trial sessions at the EuroPCR conference in Paris.
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