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Cevallos J, Andrea R, Falces C, Martín-Yuste V, Freixa X, Vidal B, Brugaletta S, Castellà M, Masotti M, Sabaté M

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with left main percutaneous coronary intervention.

J. Heart Valve Dis.. 2013 Nov;22(6):874-7, PMID: 24597414

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the treatment of choice for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in inoperable patients, and an alternative treatment for those at high risk. The coexistence of coronary artery disease (CAD) adds morbidity and mortality to the procedure. Prior percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been suggested as safe and related to a better prognosis. However, PCI in the left main coronary artery (LMCA) prior to TAVI has been poorly represented in clinical trials and scarcely reported. Herein are presented three cases of a successful sequential approach by LMCA stenting and TAVI, underlining the importance of clinical and anatomic assessment by a multidisciplinary team. Future studies will be necessary to provide more evidence for this indication.


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