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How should I treat a patient with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and a 23 mm aortic annulus who is referred for transcatheter aortic valve replacement using the CoreValve prosthesis?

EuroIntervention 2013;8:1217-1225. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV8I10A186

Monash Heart, Department of Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
CASE SUMMARY

BACKGROUND: An 89-year-old lady with severe aortic stenosis and NYHA Class III heart failure was referred for consideration of transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

INVESTIGATION: TTE, TOE, MDCT, left and right heart catheterisation, peripheral angiography, aortography.

DIAGNOSIS: Severe calcific aortic stenosis with 23 mm aortic annulus.

TREATMENT: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement using CoreValve device.

KEYWORDS: aortic stenosis, CoreValve prosthesis, transcatheter aortic valve replacement

PRESENTATION OF THE CASE

An 89-year-old lady with severe aortic stenosis and NYHA Class III heart failure who lives independently at home was referred for consideration of transcatheter aortic valve ...

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