Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Review of Current Indications, Approaches, Future Insights, and Alternatives

*Júlia Čanádyová,1 Aleš Mokráček,1,2 Vojtěch Kurfirst,1,2 Ladislav Pešl3

1. Cardiac Surgery Department, Hospital of České Budějovice, B. Němcové 54, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
2. Faculty of Health and Social Studies, University of South Bohemia, Jírovcova, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
3. Department of Cardiology, Hospital of České Budějovice, B. Němcové 54, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
*Correspondence to canadyova.julia@gmail.com

Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Received: 14.03.16 Accepted: 01.06.16
Citation: EMJ. 2016;1[5]:11-20.

Abstract

The use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation is increasing worldwide, with rapid development of new generations of valves and the search for alternative access for implantation. The aim of this review is to summarise current approaches and indications, and to discuss some of the controversies surrounding this procedure.

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