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Contrast-Zero Transcatheter Aortic ValveReplacement for Patients With Severe Renal Dysfunction

Fausto Castriota, Roberto Nerla, Antonio Micari, Angelo Squeri, Alberto Cremonesi,

*Interventional Cardiovascular UnitGVMCare&Research, Maria Cecilia Hospital, Via Corriera 1, 48033 Cotignola, Ravenna, Italy

Issue Number:
JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions Vol.11, No.8, 2018, April 23, 2019:814-22


From November 2016 to September 2017 a total of 20 patients (age 81.8  5.4; 60% males; glomerular filtration rate 27.4  3.1 ml/min; Society of Thoracic Surgeons mortality score 14.3  4.5) were included in the contrast-zero population. Following CO2 angiographic pictures analysis, femoral access was used in all patients. All procedures were successfully performed with no use of contrast dye.

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