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Jian'an Wang
School of Medicine Zhejiang University
Hangzhou
China

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Recent Advances in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Novel Devices and Potential Shortcomings

Author(s): J. Blumenstein, C. Liebetrau, A. Van Linden, H. Moellmann, T. Walther, J. Kempfert.

Abstract:

During the past years transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has evolved to a standard technique for the treatment of high risk patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis. Worldwide the number of TAVI procedures is increasing exponentially. In this context both the transapical antegrade (TA) and the transfemoral retrograde (TF) approach are predominantly used and can be considered as safe and reproducible access sites for TAVI interventions. As a new technology TAVI is in a constant progress regarding the development of new devices. While in the first years only the Edwards SAPIENTM and the Medtronic CoreValveTM prostheses were commercial available, recently additional devices obtained CE-mark approval and others have entered initial clinical trials. In addition to enhance the treatment options in general, the main driving factor to further develop new device iterations is to solve the drawbacks of the current TAVI systems: paravalvular leaks, occurrence of AV-blocks and the lack of full repositionability.

Keywords: Transapical, transfemoral, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, aortic valve stenosis.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2013
Page: [274 - 280]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X09666131202124807
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