We are involved in a number of different national and international research studies. Some of these studies involve using the very latest types of valve or devices to potentially help reduce the chances of complications, while others involve the comparison of different treatments. Some studies do not involve using anything new, but simply involve an extra investigation so that we can better assess the benefit of the TAVI treatment.
You may be invited to participate in one of these studies when you are admitted for your TAVI. If you are, then the purpose of the study, and the tests involved, will be explained to you in detail. You are, of course, entirely free to decline to take part in any study and your treatment will not be affected in any way.