A case of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in a centenarian patient
Badr S, Johnsrud DO, Sherry CD, Allaqaband SQ, Weiss ES, Bajwa TK. A Case of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in a Centenarian Patient. Case Rep Cardiol. 2021;2021:6529390. Published 2021 Nov 18. doi:10.1155/2021/6529390
Calcified aortic stenosis has become the most common form of acquired valvular heart disease in very old patients. Despite this fact, a majority of these patients were turned down by surgery owing to a risk of mortality > 10% in patients older than 90 years. In recent years, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as a therapeutic option for severe aortic stenosis. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the outcomes of TAVI in patients older than 100 years. We present the oldest patient who has undergone successful TAVI reported in the current literature.