The importance of echocardiography in transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

@article{Bilen2014TheIO,
  title={The importance of echocardiography in transcatheter aortic valve implantation.},
  author={Emine Senkaya Bilen and Cenk Sari and Tahir Durmaz and Telat Keleş and Nihal Akar Bayram and Murat Akçay and H{\"u}seyin M Ayhan and Engin Bozkurt},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2014},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={101-10}
}
Valvular heart diseases cause serious health problems in Turkey as well as in Western countries. According to a study conducted in Turkey, aortic stenosis (AS) is second after mitral valve disease among all valvular heart diseases. AS is frequently observed in elderly patients who have several cardiovascular risk factors and comorbidities. In symptomatic severe AS, surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) is a definitive treatment. However, in elderly patients with left ventricular dysfunction… CONTINUE READING
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