Statistical shape modeling and population analysis of the aortic root of TAVI patientsStatistical shape modeling and population analysis of the aortic root of TAVI patients
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Translational Pathophysiological Research (TPR)
Journal of medical devices
7(2013):4, p. 040925-1-040925-2
University of Antwerp
The new transcatheter technique to implant synthetic aortic valves offers a treatment to patients previously considered untreatable. However, the majority of patients suffer from leakage alongside the implant. Using a statistical shape model of the anatomy, a correlation was discovered between leakage and the shape of the sinuses of Valsalva.