Severe aortic stenosis with low aortic valve calcification: characteristics and outcome following transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

@article{Abramowitz2017SevereAS,
  title={Severe aortic stenosis with low aortic valve calcification: characteristics and outcome following transcatheter aortic valve implantation.},
  author={Yigal Abramowitz and Hasan Jilaihawi and Philippe Pibarot and Tarun Chakravarty and Mohammad Kashif and Yoshio Kazuno and Yoshio Maeno and Hiroyuki Kawamori and Geeteshwar Mangat and John D. Friedman and Wen Cheng and Raj R. Makkar},
  journal={European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2017},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={639-647}
}
Aims High aortic valve calcification (AVC) assessed with CT may be used to differentiate between severe and non-severe aortic stenosis (AS). Nonetheless, in some cases patients with low calcification are diagnosed with haemodynamically severe AS. The prevalence, mechanism of valve stenosis and implications for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) of low AVC severe AS remain unclear. We assessed the clinical and haemodynamic characteristics and the outcome of patients with severe AS… CONTINUE READING
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