Percutaneous Treatment of Left Side Cardiac Valves

A Practical Guide for the Interventional Cardiologist

  • Corrado Tamburino
  • Gian Paolo Ussia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Corrado Tamburino, Gian Paolo Ussia
    Pages 1-13
  3. Corrado Tamburino, Gian Paolo Ussia
    Pages 15-135
  4. Corrado Tamburino, Gian Paolo Ussia
    Pages 137-268
  5. Corrado Tamburino, Gian Paolo Ussia
    Pages 313-331
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 333-336

About this book


Transcatheter aortic valve implantation and percutaneous mitral valve repair have now been demonstrated to be credible alternatives to surgery in high-risk patients. The interest in these techniques is such that further significant technological changes are expected over the next few years. This revolution is already underway, rendering much prior knowledge obsolete.

The success of the first edition of Percutaneous Treatment of Left Side Cardiac Valves has convinced us of the need to update the book in order to keep pace with the rapid and dynamic evolution in the discipline. Once again, this practical guide is designed to provide the reader with complete state of the art information on the techniques and approaches to percutaneous treatment of left side cardiac valve disease. Numerous images will help the reader to understand in detail the steps of each procedure. The potential complications and expected or potential morbidity from each procedure are discussed in depth, and the best ways to manage them are carefully explained. The book is also intended as a reference covering the up-to-date knowledge contained in the literature on the application of transcatheter techniques to cardiac valves.


Aortic Stenosis Mitral Regurgitation Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Authors and affiliations

  • Corrado Tamburino
    • 1
  • Gian Paolo Ussia
    • 2
  1. 1.Ferrarotto HospitalUniversity of Catania ETNA FoundationCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Interventional Cardiology Cardiology DivisionFerrarotto HospitalCataniaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2630-8
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2631-5
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