Pre-operative screening for aortic atherosclerosis with modified transoesophageal echocardiography in transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Poster_EACTA 2014Conclusion
Severe atherosclerois of one or more segments of the thoracic aorta was diagnosed in 100% of the patients. Visualization and awareness about the exact segment location of severe athersosclerosis of the thoracic aorta may help choose the optimal access route for TAVR patients in order to reduce cerebral complications.

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