Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement Using a Subclavian Artery Graft

Poelman, J. E., van der Werf, R. W., Douglas, Y. L., van den Heuvel, A. F. M., de Smet, B. J. G. L. & Mariani, M. A., Oct-2012, In : Annals of thoracic surgery. 94, 4, p. E95-E96 2 p.

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  • Janny E. Poelman
  • Rik W. van der Werf
  • Yvonne L. Douglas
  • Ad F. M. van den Heuvel
  • Bart J. G. L. de Smet
  • Massimo A. Mariani

Over the past few years transcatheter heart valve implantation ( THI) has become an alternative treatment for aortic valve replacement. The THI does not require a midline sternotomy or cardiopulmonary bypass and can be performed through a transfemoral or a transapical approach. In case of severe peripheral vascular disease the transapical route is usually chosen. However, when the use of a small anterolateral thoracotomy is not preferred due to comorbidities, the subclavian artery can be considered as a third alternative route. This case report describes an approach for THI through the subclavian artery, by using a Dacron graft. (Ann Thorac Surg 2012;94:e95-6) (C) 2012 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E95-E96
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of thoracic surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2012



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