Image in cardiology
The preferred route for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is via the femoral arteries. These vessels are frequently diseased in the typical elderly TAVI-candidate and therefore require a thorough pre-procedural evaluation. Failure to do so may result in vascular access complications with a high mortality risk. Rodés-Cabau, et al. showed 25% mortality within 30 days in cases with access site complications.(1,2) We therefore advocate imaging of the femoral vessels in all cases with either conventional angiography or CT-angiography.
Copyright (c) 2017 SA Heart Journal
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
This journal is an open access journal, and the authorsÂ and journal should be properly acknowledged, when works are cited.
Authors may use the publishers version for teaching purposes, in books, theses, dissertations, conferences and conference papers.Â
A copy of the authors’ publishers version may also be hosted on the following websites:
- Non-commercial personal homepage or blog.
- Institutional webpage.
- Authors Institutional Repository.Â
The following notice should accompany such a posting on the website: “This is an electronic version of an article published in SAHJ, Volume XXX, number XXX, pages XXX–XXX”, DOI.Â Authors should also supply a hyperlink to the original paper or indicate where the original paper (http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/SAHJ) may be found.Â
Authors publishers version, affiliated with the Stellenbosch University will be automatically deposited in the University’s’ Institutional Repository SUNScholar.
Articles as a whole, may not be re-published with another journal.
Copyright Holder: SA Heart Journal
The following license applies:
Attribution CC BY-NC-ND 4.0