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Impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation or surgical aortic valve replacement on right ventricular function
  1. Dolores Mesa,
  2. Francisco Castillo,
  3. Martin Ruiz Ortiz,
  4. Miguel Puentes,
  5. Jose Suarez de Lezo
  1. Cardiology Department, Reina Sofia University Hospital, Cordoba, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dolores Mesa, Cardiology Department, Reina Sofia University Hospital, Avda Menendez Pidal s/n, 14004 Cordoba, Spain; dmesar{at}

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To the Editor Kempny et al have reported an interesting study1 about the evolution of the right ventricular (RV) function after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. According to the authors, RV function did not change early after TAVI, but it worsened after surgical aortic valve replacement.

Recently, our group has reported a study2 assessing the …

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