Transapical aortic valve implantation — A truly minimally invasive option for high-risk patients

  • Jörg Kempfert
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr
  • Thomas Walther


Over the past few decades, conventional aortic valve replacement has evolved to a highly standardized procedure resulting in excellent clinical outcome. Today, isolated conventional aortic valve replacement (AVR) in low-risk patients is associated with a 30-day mortality of only 2–3% [1, 2].


Aortic Valve Aortic Valve Replacement Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Aortic Annulus Coronary Ostium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Kempfert
    • 1
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr
    • 1
  • Thomas Walther
    • 1
  1. 1.Herzzentrum Klinik für HerzchirurgieUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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