Table 1

Cerebral DW-MRI

TAVI With BAV
(n = 32)
TAVI Without BAV
(n = 55)
p Value
Incidence, %59.470.90.27
Number of ischemic lesions1.8 ± 2.42.2 ± 2.70.39
Volume of ischemic lesions, mm389.5 ± 128.2235.4 ± 331.40.01

Values are mean ± SD. The incidence in % is defined as the number of patients with cerebral ischemic lesions divided by the total number of the patients multiplied by 100.

BAV = balloon aortic valvuloplasty; DW-MRI = diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging; TAVR = transcatheter aortic valve replacement.