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Every patient deserves to be protected

Stroke is the #1 fear of patients undergoing TAVI

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Suffering Stroke 

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Risk of Dying

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Having General Anesthesia

Any stroke can be devastating

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78% of patients identify maintaining independence and being able to perform daily activities as their primary goals following a TAVI procedure*


 The rates are underestimated. But the effects are impossible to ignore.

Why stroke matters for TAVI patients

“Less than 1/3 of patients completely recover from stroke – this is very dramatic and there is great chance of having to live with the stroke sequelae, impacting the daily life even in minor strokes.”1

Dr. Veerle De Herdt, Neurologist
Universiteit Gent, Belgium

The facts of Stroke in Europe

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  • >70,000. TAVI procedures in Europe
  • 1500- 3000. TAVI strokes/year in Europe
  • 975. disabling  strokes/year in Europe

"It is estimated that for a patient suffered a disabling stroke, social & economic cost in the first year post event can be up to 50.000€“

Discover the impact of disabling stroke for healthcare system & society

Any Stroke is one too many

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Stroke can devastate patients and their families. Even minor cognitive events can result in significant negative consequences on their quality of life.

While major strokes are clinically apparent, there are many subtle, often undetected signs and symptoms of post-TAVI strokes that can have far-reaching effects and go clinically unrecognized.

Iceberg showing related Stroke messages

 * Coylewright M, Palmer R, O’Neil E, et al., Patient-defined goals for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis: A qualitative analysis. Health Expect. Oct 2016:19(5): 1-36-1043

1. Cardiovascular News, 2023, “No stroke is innocent”: Why stroke matters for TAVI patients, April 2023.

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