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EuroIntervention. 2010 Aug;6(3):418-23. doi: 10.4244/EIJV6I3A69.

How should I treat a staggering TAVI procedure?

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Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A 79-year-old female patient with past medical history of chronic myeloid leukaemia, presented to the outpatient cardiology clinic with shortness of breath (NYHA class 3) and fatigue.

INVESTIGATION:

Echocardiography (ECG) and multislice computed tomography (MSCT).

DIAGNOSIS:

Severe calcified aortic valve stenosis by echocardiography. Logistic EuroSCORE 10.3. Porcelain aorta by multislice computed tomography (MSCT).

TREATMENT:

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with an 18 Fr Medtronic-CoreValve system (Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) using a right transfemoral arterial approach.

PMID:
20884424
DOI:
10.4244/EIJV6I3A69
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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