What is it about?

Aortic stenosis, which is a build up of calcium around the heart is one the increase with an ageing population. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation is a procedure to treat elderly people with this condition whereby a valve is implanted over the existing valve. The article explains the anatomy of the aortic valve and nursing considerations for looking after these patients.

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Why is it important?

This article is beneficial to Band 5 and Band 6 to gain a better understanding of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.


Writing this article was a great pleasure and increased my knowledge of the anatomy of the aortic valve and how a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation is done. I hope nurses will find this article interesting and though provoking

Sadie Carpenter
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust

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This page is a summary of: The nursing aspects of a transcatheter aortic valve implantation patient's pathway, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, April 2019, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/bjca.2018.0033.
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