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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

John G. Webb and Fabian Nietlispach

in Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569083
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697816 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199569083.003.039

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

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Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common valvular heart disease for which patients undergo valve replacement. Although the condition may develop in mid-life in association with a congenitally bicuspid valve, AS is for the most part a disease of the elderly, as demonstrated by a recent community-based study in the United States which reported a prevalence in those older than 75 years of age of 4.6%. Medically treated severe symptomatic AS has been associated with predictable clinical deterioration and a poor survival, reportedly averaging 2–3 years after the onset of symptoms.

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Subjects: Radiology ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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