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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 1 January 2013 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation with a CoreValve˘ Bioprosthesis in a 57-Year-Old Man

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation with a CoreValve˘ Bioprosthesis in a 57-Year-Old Man

Mehmet Bilge, Hatice Tolunay, Ayse Saatci Yasar, Recai Alemdar, Sina Ali, Ozge Kurmus

Ataturk Education and Research Hospital, Cardiology Department, Ankara, Turkey

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a promising new technology which is typically used to treat elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis who cannot undergo surgical aortic valve replacement due to high risk factors. This procedure may also be a therapeutic option in particular relatively young cases with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are unsuitable candidates for surgery. Clinical experience with TAVI in these patients is very limited due to concerns

regarding long-term valve durability. Herein, the case is reported of a 57-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis who presented with decompensated heart failure and successfully underwent transfemoral CoreValve™ implantation. To the best of the present authors’ knowledge, this is the youngest reported patient to have received a CoreValve bioprosthesis to date.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:89-92

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation with a CoreValve™ Bioprosthesis in a 57-Year-Old Man

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