EuroIntervention Journal: clinical study
Transapical aortic stenting: an initial case series
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center Dresden University Hospital, Dresden Technical University, Dresden, Germany
Watch the short imaging video illustrating procedural steps in a transapical approach to TEVAR from "Transapical aortic stenting: an initial case series" by T. G. Ghazy
The standard approach for thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is transfemoral; however, calcifications and tortuosity of the access vessels might be so extensive as to increase the operative risk markedly or preclude the procedure. This study evaluates the transapical approach as an alternative route for TEVAR in such patients. Find out more ...