Designed to meet the growing needs of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthetists, and general practitioners, the book covers all aspects from logistic needs to clinical outcomes. It provides a comprehensive overview of transcatheter valve therapies and the necessary understanding for a successful clinical introduction at individual institutions.
Aspects of balloon aortic valvuloplasty as a stand-alone procedure or as part of the transcatheter valve replacement
The history of how transcatheter valve therapies were implemented into surgical practice
New imaging modalities
The particularities of transcatheter access
Aortic root anatomy
Emerging technologies and future design improvements
Development steps of aortic devices and potential solutions for transcatheter tricuspid, mitral, and pulmonary valve replacement
The rigorous testing requirements for endovascular medical devices
Clinical results of aortic transcatheter valve therapies in easy accessible text and table formats
The future of transcatheter valve therapies
All topics are discussed based on the author’s own clinical and experimental experience in the field. This volume is essential for anyone involved in transcatheter valve implantation, clinicians wishing to become more involved in improving transcatheter valve therapies, and researchers engaged in building and creating new medical technologies to shape the cardiovascular landscape of the future.