• medical
  • medical citation needed] The transfemoral approach requires the catheter and valve to be inserted via the femoral artery. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical citation needed] The transapical approach sees the catheter and valve inserted through the tip of the heart and into the left ventricle. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical citation needed] The transaortic approach sees the catheter and valve inserted through the top of the right chest. (wikipedia.org)
  • long-term
  • The rationale for age-based recommendations is that surgical aortic valve replacements are known to be durable long-term (average of durability of 20 years) so people with longer life expectancy would be at higher risk if TAVR durability is worse than surgery. (wikipedia.org)