Impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with reduced ejection fraction


AYHAN H. , KASAPKARA H. A. , DURMAZ T. , KELEŞ T. , Aslan A. N. , Sari C., ...More

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.22, no.1, pp.108-114, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.a2014.0040
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.108-114

Abstract

Background: Aortic stenosis increases with age. According to guidelines, left ventricular systolic dysfunction is an indication for aortic valve replacement, even in asymptomatic patients. There is no clear data on the application of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), which is a method showing continuous improvement in recent years, in patients with reduced ejection fraction (REF) having a poor prognosis for surgical aortic valve replacement. We therefore aimed to investigate the effect of TAVI on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and also its efficacy and safety in patients with REF.