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Vol 9, No 4 (2014)
Cardiology Investigation
Published online: 2014-12-22
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Diagnostic tests and qualification for transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Bartosz Rymuza, Piotr Ścisło, Leopold Bakoń, Radosław Wilimski, Anna Ścibisz, Janusz Kochman, Zenon Huczek
Folia Cardiologica 2014;9(4):385-390.

open access

Vol 9, No 4 (2014)
Cardiology Investigation
Published online: 2014-12-22

Abstract

Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common acquired valvular heart disease. Due to latent course of the disease, the symptoms are most frequently observed in elderly patients. The treatment for AS is aortic valve replacement, but due to the high risk of the patients whom are often burdened with multiple coexisting conditions, it is often not implemented. An alternative and equally effective treatment for high-risk patients with severe, symptomatic AS is transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This technique involves transporting an biological aortic valve through the large arteries and into the aortic annulus. To qualify a patient for TAVI appropriate diagnosis needs to be performed.

Abstract

Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common acquired valvular heart disease. Due to latent course of the disease, the symptoms are most frequently observed in elderly patients. The treatment for AS is aortic valve replacement, but due to the high risk of the patients whom are often burdened with multiple coexisting conditions, it is often not implemented. An alternative and equally effective treatment for high-risk patients with severe, symptomatic AS is transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This technique involves transporting an biological aortic valve through the large arteries and into the aortic annulus. To qualify a patient for TAVI appropriate diagnosis needs to be performed.

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Keywords

TAVI, heart team, diagnostics, TEE, TOE, severe aortic stenosis

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Title

Diagnostic tests and qualification for transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 9, No 4 (2014)

Pages

385-390

Published online

2014-12-22

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2014;9(4):385-390.

Keywords

TAVI
heart team
diagnostics
TEE
TOE
severe aortic stenosis

Authors

Bartosz Rymuza
Piotr Ścisło
Leopold Bakoń
Radosław Wilimski
Anna Ścibisz
Janusz Kochman
Zenon Huczek

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