Transkateterindsøttelse af aortaklap--en ny behandlingsmodalitet til højrisikopatienter

Translated title of the contribution: Transcatheter replacement of the aortic valve--a novel treatment modality for high-risk patients

Lene Kjaer Olsen, Thomas Engstrøm, Kristian Wachtell, Thomas Kristensen, Christian Hassager, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Jacob Eifer Møller, Lars Willy Andersen, Peter Skov Olsen, Lars Søndergaard

Abstract

Aortic stenosis is the most common valve disease and in line with the rising life expectancy, the population of patients with this disease is expected to rise in years to come. About one third of the patients evaluated for conventional surgical replacement of the aortic valve are dismissed due to high risk of complication as a result of age and occurrence of comorbidity. For this group of inoperable patients, a new treatment can be offered in the form of transcatheter replacement of the aortic valve. This article describes the method and the current experiences.

Translated title of the contributionTranscatheter replacement of the aortic valve--a novel treatment modality for high-risk patients
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume171
Issue number15
Pages (from-to)1293-7
Number of pages5
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2009

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