Carlo Di Mario (Florence, Italy) tells Cardiovascular News at CRT 2019 that there is “incredible” new data emerging that uses the transfemoral approach in low-risk TAVR patients. He also points out that severe arterial calcification in the iliac arteries can force operators to abandon transfemoral access, and that this occurs more often than physicians might believe. Di Mario states that the use of Shockwave’s Intravascular Lithotripsy system has helped him to dramatically reduce his centre’s rate of changing their first choice of access.
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