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Transcatheter Heart Valve Procedures Generate Embolic Brain Lesions in Most Patients

Recently, clinical investigators using both the Edwards and Medtronic transcatheter heart valves reported that in the majority of patients undergoing a transcatheter valve implantation, one or more embolic induced lesions are created in the brain, presumably from calcific embolic material breaking loose during the procedure. Emboli could be created while traversing the arch, performing the [...]