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TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION FOR SEVERE AORTIC STENOSIS: THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS CASE FOR INOPERABLE PATIENTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • Aileen Murphy (a1), Elisabeth Fenwick (a2), William D. Toff (a3), Matthew P. Neilson (a2), Colin Berry (a4), Neal Uren (a5), Keith G. Oldroyd (a6) and Andrew H. Briggs (a2)...
Abstract

Aortic stenosis (AS) is caused by age-related calcific degeneration of the aortic valve (1). Initially, cases are asymptomatic but, from the point that symptoms first develop, there is rapid progression and if left untreated survival estimates are low (2–3 years) (1). Therefore, managing AS effectively and efficiently is a priority for health systems with increasing healthcare costs and longer life expectancy.

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