Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Yonsei University Health System, "Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive procedure and has shown similar clinical outcomes as surgical treatment in elderly patients at high risk for conventional surgery. In this report, we describe the first case of TAVI using a CoreValve in Korea. An 84-year-old man with symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis was successfully treated by transfemoral TAVI."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The patient was discharged without any significant complications and remained free of adverse clinical event for a follow-up duration of 6 months."
For more information on this research see: The First Case of Successful Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Using CoreValve in Korea. Korean Circulation Journal, 2012;42(11):788-91.
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting I.S. Kim, Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, South Korea.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Seoul, South Korea, Aortic Stenosis.
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