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E-ONLY: Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases
An insight into transcatheter aortic valve implantation—a perspective from multidetector-computed tomography
Article first published online: 18 MAR 2013
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 82, Issue 7, pages E952–E958, 1 December 2013
How to Cite
Rajani, R., Brum, R. L., Barden, E., Drake, S., Preston, R. L., Carr-White, G. and Chambers, J. B. (2013), An insight into transcatheter aortic valve implantation—a perspective from multidetector-computed tomography. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 82: E952–E958. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24624
- Issue published online: 20 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 18 MAR 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 24 AUG 2012 07:31AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 28 MAR 2012
- aortic valve;
- aortic stenosis;
- computed tomography;
- transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has now become an acceptable alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement for patients with severe aortic stenosis at high risk. The early enthusiasm for this technology has not diminished but rather has developed at an unprecedented rate over the last decade. Alongside the developments in implantation technique, transcatheter design, and postprocedural care, cardiac imaging modalities have also had to concurrently evolve to meet the perpetual demand for lower peri- and postprocedural complication rates. Although transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography remain vital in patient's selection and periprocedural guidance, there is now emerging evidence that indicates that multidetector-computed tomography (MDCT) may also have an equally important role to play. The aim of the current review is to examine the modern role of MDCT in assessing patients with aortic stenosis being considered for TAVI. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.