[Percutaneous implantation of aortic valve prosthesis in patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis rejected for surgical valve replacement].
ABSTRACT Percutaneous implantation of aortic valve prostheses has recently emerged as a therapeutic option for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis for whom surgical valve replacement is not suitable. We describe our initial experience with this technique at our institution. Percutaneous implantation of an Edwards Sapiens aortic prosthesis was performed using the transfemoral approach in four patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis for whom surgery was not suitable (mean EuroSCORE, 23%). The procedure was successful in all patients, with optimal implantation of the prosthesis and no complications. By 1 month of follow-up, no patient had experienced an event and all had improved their functional class.
Article: Experiência inicial em Málaga (Espanha) com prótese aórtica CoreValve para tratamento de estenose aórtica sintomática graveRev Bras Cardiol Invas. 01/2009; 1717:176-82176.