Percutaneous aortic valve implantation: Early clinical experience and future perspectives

Danny Dvir, Abid Assali, Hana Vaknin, Alik Sagie, Yaron Shapira, Alexander Battler, Eyal Porat, Ran Kornowski*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The incidence of aortic valve stenosis is growing rapidly in the elderly. Nonetheless, many symptomatic patients are not referred for surgery usually because of high surgical risk. Unfortunately, percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty is unsatisfactory due to high recurrence rates. In 2002, Cribier and colleagues were the first to describe percutaneous aortic valve implantation in a patient, opening a new era of aortic stenosis management. In the present review we report a patient treated by this novel method, discuss and assess how it is implanated, report the findings of studies conducted to date, and suggest future directions for percutaneous treatment of aortic valve disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-249
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic stenosis
  • Percutaneous aortic valve intervention


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