Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition) Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)
Rev Esp Cardiol. 2016;69:310-21 - Vol. 69 Num.03 DOI: 10.1016/j.rec.2015.11.018

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Advantages and Limitations of Different Cardiac Imaging Techniques

Tomaz Podlesnikar a,b, Victoria Delgado a,

a Department of Cardiology, Heart Lung Center, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
b Department of Cardiology and Angiology, University Medical Centre Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

Keywords

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Aortic valve stenosis. Three-dimensional imaging. Paravalvular regurgitation.

Abstract

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is an established therapy for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and contraindications or high risk for surgery. Advances in prostheses and delivery system designs and continuous advances in multimodality imaging, particularly the 3-dimensional techniques, have led to improved outcomes with significant reductions in the incidence of frequent complications such as paravalvular aortic regurgitation. In addition, data on prosthesis durability are accumulating. Multimodality imaging plays a central role in the selection of patients who are candidates for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, procedure planning and guidance, and follow-up of prosthesis function. The strengths and limitations of each imaging technique for transcatheter aortic valve replacement will be discussed in this update article.

1885-5857/© 2016 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved

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