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Percutaneous approaches in valvular heart diseases [Anatol J Cardiol]
Anatol J Cardiol. 2009; 9(Suppl 1): 50-58

Percutaneous approaches in valvular heart diseases

Mustafa Aydın1, Mehmet Ali Çetiner2
1Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, Turkey
2Zonguldak Karaelmas Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Zonguldak, Türkiye

Valvular heart diseases still continue to be an important health problem. Surgical replacement of cardiac valves keeps a widely used treatment method for the present. However, the efficiency of minimal invasive and percutaneous methods targeted to repair and replacement of the diseased valves has been searched for nowadays. The first clinical experiences and early stage outcomes on the applicability of these methods are encouraging. Nevertheless, it should be kept in mind that percutaneous valvular interventions are at their development stages. Long term confidence and efficiency studies of these treatment modalities are needed. The present review emphasizes the studies on percutaneous techniques initiated in the treatment of valvular heart diseases

Keywords: Valvular heart diseases, percutaneous intervention

Mustafa Aydın, Mehmet Ali Çetiner. Percutaneous approaches in valvular heart diseases. Anatol J Cardiol. 2009; 9(Suppl 1): 50-58

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