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Successful percutaneous bioprosthetic Medtronic CoreValve implantation (TAVI) in a very high surgical risk patient

On December 19, 2012 we successfully implanted the bioprosthetic valve Medtronic CoreValve in a 76-year-old female patient who was suffering from severe aortic valve stenosis, and was very symptomatic (dyspnea, angina) with minimal physical activity. Due to previous heart surgery and

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Successful percutaneous bioprosthetic Melody valve implantation in a very high surgical risk patient

On September 14, 2012 we successfully implanted the bioprosthetic Melody valve  in a 28 year old female patient who was suffering from severe pulmonary valve insufficiency (conduit failure). The patient was considered of very high surgical risk due to multiple (7)

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Melody valve

Percutaneous implantation of Melody valve The intervention is usually done in patients who have previously had surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot and developed degeneration of their conduit (graft). The Melody valve is bioprosthetic and is placed through a special catheter

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Interventional cardiology for valvular heart disease

Percutaneous interventions for valvular heart disease The major interventions performed in patients with valvular heart disease are: Percutaneous valvuloplasty in mitral valve stenosis If a patient suffers from the mitral valve stenosis without serious problem in another valve or the

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Contact Info

Apostolos Tzikas, MD, PhD, FESC
Interventional Cardiologist
Thessaloniki - Center,
88 Tsimiski St., 6th floor
Tel (morning): 2310.380.189,
Tel (afternoon): 2310.263.060
Fax: 2310.341.828
E-Mail: [email protected]
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