Background: A 79-year-old female patient with past medical history of chronic myeloid leukaemia, presented to the outpatient cardiology clinic with shortness of breath (NYHA class 3) and fatigue. Investigation: Echocardiography (ECG) and multislice computed tomography (MSCT). Diagnosis: Severe calcified aortic valve stenosis by echocardiography. Logistic EuroSCORE 10.3. Porcelain aorta by multislice computed tomography (MSCT). Treatment: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with an 18 Fr Medtronic-CoreValve system (Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) using a right transfemoral arterial approach.

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

van Mieghem, N., Tzikas, A., Nuis, R.-J., Schultz, C., de Jaegere, P., & Serruys, P. (2010). How should I treat a staggering TAVI procedure?. EuroIntervention, 6(3). doi:10.4244/EIJV6I3A69