Open issues in transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Part 1 : patient selection and treatment strategy for transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Authors: Bax, Jeroen J.; Delgado, Victoria; Bapat, Vinayak; Baumgartner, Helmut; Collet, Jean P.; Erbel, Raimund; Hamm, Christian W.; Kappetein, A. P.; Leipsic, Jonathon; Leon, Martin B.; MacCarthy, Philip; Piazza, Nicolo; Pibarot, Philippe; Roberts, William C. (William Clifford); Rodés-Cabau, Josep; Serruys, P. W.; Thomas, Martyn; Vahanian, Alec; Webb, John G. (John Graydon); Zamorano, José L. (José Luis); Windecker, Stephan
Abstract: An exponential increase in the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with severe aortic stenosis has been witnessed over the recent years. The current article reviews different areas of uncertainty related to patient selection. The use and limitations of risk scores are addressed, followed by an extensive discussion on the value of three-dimensional imaging for prosthesis sizing and the assessment of complex valve anatomy such as degenerated bicuspid valves. The uncertainty about valvular stenosis severity in patients with a mismatch between the transvalvular gradient and the aortic valve area, and how integrated use of echocardiography and computed tomographic imaging may help, is also addressed. Finally, patients referred for TAVI may have concomitant mitral regurgitation and/or coronary artery disease and the management of these patients is discussed.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 25 July 2014
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: European heart journal, Vol. 35 (38), 2627-2638 (2014)
Oxford University Press
Alternative version: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehu256
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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