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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 2 March > CASE REPORT > Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and Four-Year Follow Up in a 99-Year-Old Patient

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and Four-Year Follow Up in a 99-Year-Old Patient

Alexander Jabs, Teoman Kilic, Nalan Schnelle, Felix Post, Markus Vosseler, Christian-Friedrich Vahl, Thomas Münzel, Ulrich Hink

2nd Department of Medicine, Cardiology/Angiology/Intensive Care, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany, Department of Cardiology, Kocaeli University Medical Faculty, Kocaeli, Turkey

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as a life-saving therapy in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis who are considered to be high-risk surgical candidates. However, there is a paucity of data on the long-term survival and quality-of-life in very old patients undergoing TAVI. Here, the case is reported of a now 104-year-old patient who underwent percutaneous transfemoral

TAVI with a CoreValve™ prosthesis at the age of 99 years; details of his four-year outcome data are also provided. To best of the authors’ knowledge, this patient is the oldest reported to have undergone TAVI, and is currently living with good functional status more than four years after the intervention.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:261-264

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and Four-Year Follow Up in a 99-Year-Old Patient

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