[Percutaneously implantable aortic valve: the JenaValve concept evolution].

@article{Figulla2006PercutaneouslyIA,
  title={[Percutaneously implantable aortic valve: the JenaValve concept evolution].},
  author={Hans R. Figulla and Markus W. Ferrari},
  journal={Herz},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={685-7}
}
Due to the increasing incidence of severe aortic stenosis in old and multimorbid patients, the percutaneous implantation of aortic valve-carrying stents has become an alternative to the surgical replacement of aortic valves. Starting in 1995, the authors developed a self-expanding stent which transferred the necessary forces for anchoring up to the aorta ascendens-a conception taken over from CoreValve. The further improvement of this idea over the past 11 years has led to a self-expanding… CONTINUE READING