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Geriatrics 2017, 2(3), 25; doi:10.3390/geriatrics2030025

Never Too Late: A Case Report on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in a 97-Year-Old Patient

Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Received: 7 May 2017 / Revised: 29 June 2017 / Accepted: 12 July 2017 / Published: 17 July 2017
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Abstract

Aortic valve stenosis is a well-recognized valvular problem in the aging population. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is becoming an increasingly popular treatment alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement for frail elderly individuals with symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis. There are multiple research reports documenting the effectiveness of TAVI in octogenarians; however, few authors discuss the success of this procedure in nonagenarians. This case report depicts the successful transfemoral implantation of a prosthetic aortic valve in a 97-year-old man. Moreover, the current literature on TAVI outcomes in nonagenarians is reviewed. View Full-Text
Keywords: aortic valve stenosis; transcatheter aortic valve implantation; nonagenarians aortic valve stenosis; transcatheter aortic valve implantation; nonagenarians
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Zegrean, M. Never Too Late: A Case Report on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in a 97-Year-Old Patient. Geriatrics 2017, 2, 25.

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