ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Initial experiences with Corevalve® for transcatheter aortic valve implantation in Turkey: two case reports
Oğuz Yılmaz1, Bingür Sönmez1, Servet Öztürk2, Harun Arbatlı4, Deniz Şener2, Türker Baran2, Ekrem Selçukoğlu3
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Şişli Memorial Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Şişli Memorial Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Şişli Memorial Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Maltepe University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6167
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become an alternative treatment modality in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are not candidates for open surgery. We performed two of the initial procedures in our center with the CoreValve® Revalving System, which has been recently introduced to the market. In this article, we report the outcomes of this procedure after a nine-month followup and discuss the different aspects of the two prostheses commercially available in Turkey.
Keywords : Aortic stenosis; percutaneous catheter; transcatheter aortic valve implantation
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