A new window of opportunity for TAVI

  • Hellmuth Weich Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tygerberg Academic Hospital & University of Stellenbosch Panorama Mediclinic, Panorama
  • Jacques van Wyk Panorama Mediclinic, Panorama
  • Wynand van Zyl Vergelegen Mediclinic, Somerset West
  • Vinayak Bapat Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London


This short report features the role of multi detector computer tomography (MDCT) in imaging the ascending aorta to assess the feasibility of a transaortic access route for transcatheter placement of an Edwards SAPIEN XTTM aortic valve.
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