Aortic valve stenosis and interventions

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Κατεύθυνση Εργαστηριακή και Κλινική Νοσηλευτική Καρδιολογία
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Veloutsou Maria
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Λεκάκης Ιωάννης, Ομότιμος Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Αλεξόπουλος Δημήτριος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Παππάς Χρήστος, Επιμελητής Α΄ΕΣΥ
Original Title:
Στένωση αορτικής βαλβίδος και επεμβατικές παρεμβάσεις
Translated title:
Aortic valve stenosis and interventions
It is widely accepted that the average life span is constantly increasing. This brings forward a lot of degenerative diseases such as aortic valve stenosis (AS). The percentage of people that present AS is growing steadily over the years. However, things seem promising. Constant development of medical technology in the field of invasive cardiology brings forth new options. The pathophysiology of the disease was gradually studied and determined over the past few decades. What actually made this condition easy to understand was the development in the technology of the diagnostic methods used to identify the AS and its development.
For many years the treatment of choice was Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR) with the use of Cardiopulmonary by Pass (CPB). This required a full sternotomy. Over the years new surgical techniques arose, such as mini “J” sternotomy and hemisternotomy. Since the dawn of the 21st century, however, a new form of treatment was developed. This was the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) known formerly as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI).
All of these points above are being explained in this paper, along with the psychological impact it has on the cardiological patient. It is known that, since the development in the field comes too fast, it is in constant need of research and evaluation.
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Health Sciences
Aortic stenosis, TAVI, TAVR, SAVR, BAV, Developments, Psychology
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