Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Combined Transfemoral Aortic Valve Replacement and Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Nonagenarians is Feasible

Faisal Aziz1*, Mark Kozak2 and Walter E Pae3

1Division of Vascular Surgery, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, USA
2Division of Interventional Cardiology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, USA
3Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, USA

*Correspondance to: Faisal Aziz 

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Abstract

Geriatric population is the fastest growing age group in the United States. Traditionally, high risk procedures are not offered to elderly, high risk patients. With increasing number of aging patients and evolution of endovascular technology, more and more minimally invasive procedures are being offered to geriatric patients. Transfemoral aortic valve repair and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms have been successfully performed in patients above 90 years of age. We describe a unique case of a nonagenarian, who presented with severe aortic stenosis and a large, infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. She underwent a successful combined endovascular repair of both these pathologies at the same time. This case highlights the feasibility of combined procedures in select group of nonagenarians.

Keywords:

Nonagenarian; Abdominal aortic aneurysm; Aortic stenosis; Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm; Transfemoral aortic valve replacement

Citation:

Aziz F, Kozak M, Pae WE. Combined Transfemoral Aortic Valve Replacement and Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Nonagenarians is Feasible. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1153.

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