Transcatheter aortic valve implantation with self-expandable prosthesis in the Republic of Moldova. The one year follow-up of the first ten patients.


  • ABRAS Marcel Universitatea de Stat de Medicină și Farmacie “Nicolae Testemițanu”, IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie
  • SUREV Artiom IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie
  • MOSCALU Vitalie IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie
  • CIOBANU Nicolae IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie
  • PASAT Ecaterina Universitatea de Stat de Medicină și Farmacie “Nicolae Testemițanu”,IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie
  • BEIU Catalina Universitatea de Stat de Medicină și Farmacie “Nicolae Testemițanu”



aortic stenosis, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, elderly patients


Aortic stenosis (AS) is a valvular heart disease commonly found in the elderly patients. Treatment should be initiated prompt after the diagnosis of symptomatic AS, due to its poor prognosis and a high death rate. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the elective treatment for elderly patients with AS and high surgical risk. This study aims to evaluate the preand post-TAVI echocardiographic parameters and the major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) within the first 30 days and at 1 year, in the first 10 patients subjected to TAVI in the Republic of Moldova.


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