Left ventricular mass regression one year after transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

@article{Tzikas2011LeftVM,
  title={Left ventricular mass regression one year after transcatheter aortic valve implantation.},
  author={Apostolos Tzikas and Marcel L. Geleijnse and Nicolas M D A van Mieghem and Carl J. Schultz and Rutger-Jan M Nuis and Bas M. van Dalen and Giovanna Sarno and Ron Theodoor van Domburg and Patrick W. Serruys and Peter P. T. de Jaegere},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={685-91}
}
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy is associated with LV diastolic dysfunction and constitutes a risk factor for cardiac morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to investigate the degree of LV mass regression and the changes of LV diastolic function one year after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS Echocardiography was performed at baseline, before discharge, and at one-year follow-up in 63 consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis who… CONTINUE READING