• aorta
  • At the same time, the aortic valve opens to allow blood to flow from the left ventricle into the aorta. (nih.gov)
  • The replacement valve is delivered via one of several access methods: transfemoral (in the upper leg), transapical (through the wall of the heart), subclavian (beneath the collar bone), direct aortic (through a minimally invasive surgical incision into the aorta), and transcaval (from a temporary hole in the aorta near the belly button through a vein in the upper leg). (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)
  • condition
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  • replacement
  • The same review found credible evidence that transapical TAVR probably increases the risk of death, stroke, acute kidney injury, pacemaker insertion, and slightly increased need for reintervention compared to surgical aortic valve replacement. (wikipedia.org)