Stenosi aortica severa inoperabile trattata con successo mediante impianto di valvola aortica per via percutanea

Translated title of the contribution: Severe aortic stenosis inoperably treated with successful percutaneous aortic valve replacement

Antonio Colombo, Leopoldo Bianconi, Matteo Montorfano, Iassen Michev, Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai, Flavio Airoldi, Francesco Maisano, Elena Bignami, Raimondo Bellanca, Assunta Caloro, Antonino Granatelli, Giuseppe M. Sangiorgi

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Abstract

Patients with severe calcific aortic stenosis are occasionally not amenable to surgery because of advanced age or severe co-morbidities. Percutaneous aortic valve dilation is used but has only limited time relief. While preclinical evidence on percutaneous aortic valve replacement seems promising, only very limited clinical data are available worldwide. We hereby present the first case of percutaneous aortic valve replacement successfully performed in Italy in a 74-year-old high-risk female. This case emphasizes the technical challenges inherent to this procedure and its promising role in selected very high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis, notwithstanding the early and long-term risk of adverse events.

Translated title of the contributionSevere aortic stenosis inoperably treated with successful percutaneous aortic valve replacement
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)291-296
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Heart Journal Supplement
Volume6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Colombo, A., Bianconi, L., Montorfano, M., Michev, I., Biondi-Zoccai, G. G. L., Airoldi, F., Maisano, F., Bignami, E., Bellanca, R., Caloro, A., Granatelli, A., & Sangiorgi, G. M. (2005). Stenosi aortica severa inoperabile trattata con successo mediante impianto di valvola aortica per via percutanea. Italian Heart Journal Supplement, 6(5), 291-296.