TAVR activity dropped, then rebounded between first, third pandemic waves

Data from transcatheter aortic valve replacement centers across 61 countries show TAVR volume fell precipitously during the first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic but rebounded to pre-pandemic volume during the third wave.
In a registry analysis of 130 TAVR centers, researchers also observed substantial differences in TAVR volume during the pandemic based on geographic region, public vs. private hospital status, TAVR center volume and socioeconomic status.
“Patients with symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis necessitating surgical AVR or TAVR are especially vulnerable to

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