Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves II - PARTNER II

Description:

The goal of the trial was to evaluate transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the Sapien XT device compared with the first-generation Sapien device among inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis.

The Sapien XT device requires a 19 Fr sheath to implant a 26 mm valve, and an 18 Fr sheath to implant a 23 mm valve. The Sapien device requires a 24 Fr sheath to implant a 26 mm valve, and a 22 Fr sheath to implant a 23 mm valve.