The landscape of cardiac surgery is changing, as is the field of interventional cardiology. The idea of accessing and replacing a failing valve through the patients vasculature has become the most rapidly expanding therapy of choice in cardiovascular disease. Transcatheter Valve Therapieschronicles the astonishing advances that have taken place in the field and prepares readers for the challenging future of cardiac valve therapies.
Designed to meet the growing needs of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthetists, and general practitioners, the book covers all aspects from logistic needs to clinical outcomes. It provides a comprehensive overview of transcatheter valve therapies and the necessary understanding for a successful clinical introduction at individual institutions.
All topics are discussed based on the author’s own clinical and experimental experience in the field. This volume is essential for anyone involved in transcatheter valve implantation, clinicians wishing to become more involved in improving transcatheter valve therapies, and researchers engaged in building and creating new medical technologies to shape the cardiovascular landscape of the future.
Epidemiologic Consideration on Transcatheter Therapies for Structural Heart Disease—An Unmet Clinical Need
Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty: Current Techniques and Clinical Utility; Ted Feldman, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A.
Introduction of New Technologies
Access to the Aortic Valves
Device-Related Insights into the Aortic Root Anatomy
Physiologic Response to Aortic Valved Stent with Emphasis on Coronary Flow
Preclinical Valved Stent Device Testing
Experimental Studies In Vivo
Clinical Results of Aortic Transcatheter Valve Therapies
Future Perspectives and Conclusion