Troels Højsgaard Jørgensen, Ole De Backer, Henrik Nissen,
Christian Juhl Terkelsen, Poul Erik Mortensen, Kaj-Erik Klaaborg, Jens Aarøe, Evald Høj Christiansen & Lars Søndergaard:
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in Denmark
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V05180340
During the latest decade, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has evolved from being indicated only in patients with severe aortic stenosis and prohibitive or high surgical risk, to be an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with intermediate surgical risk. Improvements of the peri-procedural management have resulted in marked reduction of complications, and an increasing number of patients treated with TAVI every year in Denmark. By a minimalist approach, TAVI can be performed in local anesthaesia, with same day mobilisation and dischargewithin few days, without affecting the safety.