The first Korean patient with severe aortic stenosis and bilateral iliofemoral artery disease treated with transcatheter aortic valve implantation by transsubclavian approach

Seung Jun Lee, Young Guk Ko, Ji Young Shim, Sak Lee, Byung Chul Chang, Jae Kwang Shim, Young Ran Kwak, Myeong Ki Hong

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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is indicated as an alternative treatment modality to surgical aortic valve replacement for high risk patients. The standard retrograde approach through the femoral artery is not feasible in the case of unfavorable iliofemoral anatomy or severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD). However, patients with aortic stenosis (AS) have a higher prevalence of for PAD because both diseases are consequences of atherosclerotic degenerative changes. Transsubclavian, transapical, and direct access to the ascending aorta by thoracotomy are alternative routes for the TAVI procedure. In this report, we present the first Korean patient with symptomatic severe AS and bilateral iliofemoral artery disease who was successfully treated with TAVI using a CoreValve (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA) by transsubclavian approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)796-799
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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