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A review of racial disparities in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): accessibility, referrals and implantation

Authors: Tamunoinemi Bob-Manuel, Arindam Sharma, Amit Nanda, Devarshi Ardeshna, William Paul Skelton IV, Rami N. Khouzam

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Racial disparities in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) implantation results from several factors, including socioeconomic disparities, inherent biases in healthcare provision, fewer referrals to specialists and language barriers in some minority populations. In this review article, we discuss the current data on the racial disparities in TAVR, explore the prevalence of aortic stenosis in different demographics in the United States and we proffer practical solutions to these problems.

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