Transapical aortic valve implantation - an Australian experience.

  title={Transapical aortic valve implantation - an Australian experience.},
  author={Michael Seco and Gonzalo J. Mart{\'i}nez and Paul Bannon and Bruce Lloyd Cartwright and Mark R. Adams and Martin K. C. Ng and M. K. Wilson and Michael Patrick Vallely},
  journal={Heart, lung & circulation},
  volume={23 5},
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to report our initial experience with the transapical approach to transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) at an Australian institution. METHODS All patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis were assessed by our multidisciplinary team. A total of 32 patients received a transapical TAVI using an Edwards SAPIEN prosthesis. Data were prospectively collected and analysed according to the Valve Academic Research Consortium version 2 guidelines… CONTINUE READING