Revista argentina de cardiología
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CURA, Fernando A. et al. Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement in High-Risk Patients. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2009, vol.77, n.3, pp. 203-207. ISSN 1850-3748.
A significant proportion of patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) have comorbidities that increase the risk of surgical aortic valve replacement. Percutaneous implantation of an aortic valve prosthesis emerges as an alternative in this group of patients. We report two cases of elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis that underwent successful percutaneous implantation of CoreValve aortic valve prostheses; in addition, criteria for patient selection and the technique of the procedure are described.
Palabras clave : Aortic Valve; Heart Valve Prosthesis; Catheterization; Endovascular.