Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction: A Viable Option in a Patient With Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Critical Aortic Stenosis

  • Antonis S Manolis Evagelismos General Hospital, Athens
  • Antonios Polydorou Evagelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Effie Rouska Evagelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Spyros Bethanis Evagelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Theofanis Minos Evagelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Panagiotis Dedeilias Evagelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • John Kokotsakis Evagelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
Keywords: aortic stenosis, TAVI, aortic valvuloplasty, TAVR, left ventricular function, low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis

Abstract

Images are provided from a successful procedure of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in an elderly patient with symptomatic low-flow, low-gradient critical aortic stenosis, and associated severe left ventricular dysfunction, who had a very high-risk for surgery.

Author Biography

Antonis S Manolis, Evagelismos General Hospital, Athens
Specialty: Cardiology
Published
2013-04-07
Section
Images in Medicine