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Evaluation gériatrique des patients agés candidats a un remplacement valvulaire aortique percutané [Geriatric assessment in old patients candidate to transcatheter aortic implantation].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Aortic stenosis mostly occurs among old-old patients. Once symptoms appear, prognosis is guarded, with 2-year mortality as high as 50%. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is a new therapeutic option in patients at very high surgical risk, who are mostly older persons. However, TAVI is associated with some complications, and patient selection remains a challenge. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) identifies patients with medical and functional problems likely to affect the TAVI post-operative course. Collaboration between cardiologists and geriatricians will likely become a standard approach to enhance the assessment of these frail patients and identify those most likely to benefit from TAVI.
Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aortic Valve Stenosis/pathology, Aortic Valve Stenosis/surgery, Cardiac Catheterization, Cooperative Behavior, Geriatric Assessment/methods, Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation/methods, Humans, Patient Selection
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