Statistical shape modeling and population analysis of the aortic root of TAVI patients
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Journal of medical devices
, 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.