Transcatheter aortic valve implantation and four-year follow up in a 99-year-old patient.

@article{Jabs2013TranscatheterAV,
  title={Transcatheter aortic valve implantation and four-year follow up in a 99-year-old patient.},
  author={Alexander Jabs and Teoman Kiliç and Nalan Schnelle and Felix Post and Markus Vosseler and Christian-Friedrich Vahl and Thomas F. M{\"u}nzel and Ulrich Hink},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={261-4}
}
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as a life-saving therapy in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis who are considered to be high-risk surgical candidates. However, there is a paucity of data on the long-term survival and quality-of-life in very old patients undergoing TAVI. Here, the case is reported of a now 104-year-old patient who underwent percutaneous transfemoral TAVI with a CoreValve prosthesis at the age of 99 years; details of his four-year outcome data… CONTINUE READING

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