Direct aortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a feasible approach for patients with severe peripheral vascular disease
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 06/18/2012
Alegria–Barrero E et al. – Authors describe a patient withno suitable peripheral access due to peripheral vascular disease (PVD) for TAVI. Direct aortic approachvia an 18–Fr sheath inserted into the ascending aorta was successfully performed with a 29–mm CoreValve implanted. Direct aortic approach is feasible for TAVI in patients with severe PVD without good peripheral access.