Transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning with cardiac CT

protocols and practical tips

Jeanette Soon, Christopher Naoum, Philipp Blanke, Jonathon Leipsic*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The advent of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has provided a feasible treatment option for high surgical risk patients with severe aortic stenosis and increasingly is also being implemented in intermediate- and low-risk patients. As such, pre-procedure planning with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is now widespread and represents an integral component in the success of this treatment with contributions to transcatheter valve selection, sizing and identification of adverse annular root features. This review provides insight into the CT protocols utilised to acquire meaningful data for analysis, as well as methods, practical tips and rationale for recommended aortic root and aortoiliofemoral measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aortic annulus measurement
  • aortic stenosis
  • computed tomography
  • iliofemoral assessment
  • protocols
  • transcatheter aortic valve implantation
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement

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