Trans-catheter aortic-valve implantation by the subclavian approach complicated with vessel dissection and transient left-arm paralysis

Vavuranakis, Manolis; Vrachatis, Dimitrios A.; Filis, Konstantinos; Stefanadis, Christodoulos
January 2011
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Jan2011, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p127
Academic Journal
Abstract: We report a case of an 84-year-old female with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis, who was treated with trans-catheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI), through the left subclavian artery. A CoreValve bioprosthesis was successfully implanted, but the procedure was complicated by a focal left subclavian dissection and transient left-arm paralysis, which was successfully managed.


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