Multidetector computed tomography in transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

  title={Multidetector computed tomography in transcatheter aortic valve implantation.},
  author={Jonathan Avrom Leipsic and Ronen Gurvitch and Troy M. Labounty and James K. Min and David O. Wood and Mark Johnson and Amr Mohammad Ajlan and Namal Wijesinghe and John G Webb},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  volume={4 4},
Aortic stenosis is a common disorder. Aortic valve replacement is indicated in symptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis, as the prognosis of untreated patients is poor. Nevertheless, many patients pose a prohibitively high surgical risk and are not candidates for surgical valve replacement. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a novel method to treat selected high-risk patients with aortic stenosis. Patient screening and anatomic measurements of the aortic root are of great… CONTINUE READING