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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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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 congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease – Modern treatment options In the cath lab we can treat a significant number of congenital heart diseases. An important prerequisite before the procedure, is an accurate diagnosis and discussion of the individual patient with a team

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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