Aortic valve calcium scoring is a predictor of significant paravalvular aortic insufficiency in transapical-aortic valve implantation
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 05/31/2012
Haensig M et al. – Severe native valve calcifications are predictive for postoperative relevant paravalvular leak. AVCS prior to TA–AVI might serve as an additional tool to reconsider the TAVI indication to reduce the risk of paravalvular leaks especially in so–called operable patients.