Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation by Transfemoral Approach in a Patient with Bilateral Iliac Artery Disease
Korean Journal of Medcine (대한내과학회지)
Korean Journal of Medicine (대한내과학회지), Vol.85(2) : 188~193, 2013
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative treatment modality for surgical aortic valve replacement in patients at high surgical risk. Transfemoral access is not feasible in many cases with unfavorable iliofemoral anatomy or severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Elderly patients with severe aortic valve stenosis have a higher prevalence of PAD due to atherosclerotic degenerative changes in the large and small vessels. Transsubclavian, transapical, and direct access to the ascending aorta by thoracotomy are alternative routes for the TAVI procedure. In this case, we describe a patient with a previous coronary artery bypass graft and bilateral iliac artery stenosis who successfully underwent TAVI using a CoreValve® by transfemoral approach after balloon angioplasty of iliac artery stenosis.