Self-Expanding Versus Balloon-Expandable Devices

  • A. Claire Watkins
  • Anuj Gupta
  • Bartley P. Griffith


There are various considerations when selecting a TAVR device for a particular patient. Subtleties in anatomy and clinical situation as well as operator familiarity will serve as a guide.


Low coronary arteries Heart failure Evolut Pro SAPIEN 3 Balloon-expandable Self-expanding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Claire Watkins
    • 1
  • Anuj Gupta
    • 2
  • Bartley P. Griffith
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Division of Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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