Emergency percutaneous aortic valve replacement in a patient with a cervical spine fracture secondary to critical aortic stenosis

Sarah Gutman, Robert Gooley, Ian T Meredith

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An 81 year-old female with severe aortic stenosis was admitted electively to determine her anatomic suitability for trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Transthoracic echocardiogram prior to referral confirmed critical aortic stenosis with a mean transaortic valve gradient of 106mmHg, aortic valve area (AVA) 0.6cm(2) and dimensionless index (DI) 0.18. She reported a significant symptom burden with New York Heart Association Class III dyspnoea, four episodes of syncope in the month prior to admission and exertional chest pain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e41 - e42
Number of pages2
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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