AHA Video: Cohen reviews quality-of-life data of PARTNER, touches upon costs

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AHA Video: David J. Cohen, MD
St. Luke's MidAmerica Heart Institute
Kansas City, Mo.
CHICAGO—David J. Cohen, MD, director of cardiovascular research at St. Luke's MidAmerica Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo., discusses the positive quality-of-life data for patients with aortic stenosis who are not suitable candidates for surgery, based on a substudy of the PARTNER trial.

Cohen also speaks to how the transcatheter aortic valve implantation technique will translate into real-life clinical practice, outside of the rigorous patient selection process of the PARTNER trial. He hypothesizes how cost-effective the technique could be, if approved in the U.S., based on the European data and the new cost-effective PARTNER substudy that he and his colleagues are undertaking.