Assessment of aortic stenosis severity and anatomy of the aortic valve are the first steps to select patients who are candidates for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Find out more...
Patients being evaluated for potential transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) undergo an extensive workup. Imaging plays an important role in the pre-procedural evaluation and for peri-procedural guidance.
The pre-procedural imaging section includes: patient selection, prosthesis size and procedure access. In peri-procedural imaging we will look more at valve implantation and post-implantation assessment. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about imaging in TAVI.
The transfemoral access is a default approach among patients with complex anatomies. Luminal dimensions, calcification burden and tortuosity determine the suitability for this access. The transapical access is usually performed when a less invasive access (transfemoral or trans-subclavian) is not feasible.
J. Bax and V. Delgado discuss imaging procedures, highlighting the importance of imaging before, during and after percutaneous aortic valve procedures.