Percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve implantation: past accomplishments, present achievements and applications, future perspectives.

@article{Bande2010PercutaneousTA,
  title={Percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve implantation: past accomplishments, present achievements and applications, future perspectives.},
  author={M Khoda Bande and Iassen Michev and Andrew S. P. Sharp and Alaide Chieffo and Antonio Colombo},
  journal={Cardiology in review},
  year={2010},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={111-24}
}
Surgical aortic valve replacement remains the gold standard for the treatment of severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis. However, percutaneous treatments are challenging this paradigm in high-risk surgical patients. Technological developments have been rapid in the field of percutaneous aortic valve intervention. Two devices have been approved for general use in Europe: the Edwards SAPIEN valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA) and the CoreValve ReValving((R)) System (CoreValve ReValving((R… CONTINUE READING
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