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RECOVERY: Benefit of early surgery in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis

Presented By
Prof. Duk-Hyun Kang, Asan Medical Center, South Korea
Conference
AHA 2019
Trial
RECOVERY
Results of the RECOVERY trial demonstrate that early pre-emptive aortic valve replacement (AVR) is better for asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) than conservative management for the outcomes of operative or cardiovascular death, as well as death from any cause [1]. It has been unclear to date as to whether the risk of death outweighs the risk of AVR-related death in asymptomatic AS patients, and the ESC2017 guidelines currently recommend watchful observance. However, there has never been a randomised trial to support this approach. Prof. Duk-Hyun Kang (Asan Medical Center, South Korea) presented the 8-year follow-up results of The Randomized Comparison of Early Surgery versus Conventional Treatment in Very Severe Aortic Stenosis (RECOVERY) study. RECOVERY was a prospective, multicentre, open-label, randomised trial in which asymptomatic patients with severe AS were randomly a...


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