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postgraduate thesis: The implications of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) adoption

TitleThe implications of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) adoption
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Leung, W. V. [梁頴琪]. (2012). The implications of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) adoption. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4842403
AbstractAortic stenosis is a life-threatening valvular heart disease. At the onset of symptoms, a patient’s prognosis becomes poor and the risk of death rapidly increases. Aortic valve replacement surgery remains the gold standard in treatment for aortic stenosis. However, in the total population of patients with severe aortic stenosis, about one third are deemed inoperable due to their high surgical risk. In recent years, the development of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a non-invasive heart valve replacement procedure brought hope for the elderly, high-risk and inoperable aortic stenosis patient population pool. A literature review was performed to examine the safety, efficacy and effectiveness evidence for transcatheter aortic valve treatment option. The results showed that TAVI is a safe treatment option, however the effectiveness for the whole patient population is unknown. The adoption of this alternative treatment option is certainly coupled with multiple dimension of impact from a public health perspective. It remains inconclusive whether TAVI is an effective treatment option to be adopted.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectAortic valve - Surgery.
Heart valves - Transplantation.
Aortic valve - Diseases - Endoscopic surgery.
Dept/ProgramPublic Health

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Wing-ki, Vikki.-
dc.contributor.author梁頴琪.-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationLeung, W. V. [梁頴琪]. (2012). The implications of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) adoption. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4842403-
dc.description.abstractAortic stenosis is a life-threatening valvular heart disease. At the onset of symptoms, a patient’s prognosis becomes poor and the risk of death rapidly increases. Aortic valve replacement surgery remains the gold standard in treatment for aortic stenosis. However, in the total population of patients with severe aortic stenosis, about one third are deemed inoperable due to their high surgical risk. In recent years, the development of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a non-invasive heart valve replacement procedure brought hope for the elderly, high-risk and inoperable aortic stenosis patient population pool. A literature review was performed to examine the safety, efficacy and effectiveness evidence for transcatheter aortic valve treatment option. The results showed that TAVI is a safe treatment option, however the effectiveness for the whole patient population is unknown. The adoption of this alternative treatment option is certainly coupled with multiple dimension of impact from a public health perspective. It remains inconclusive whether TAVI is an effective treatment option to be adopted.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48424031-
dc.subject.lcshAortic valve - Surgery.-
dc.subject.lcshHeart valves - Transplantation.-
dc.subject.lcshAortic valve - Diseases - Endoscopic surgery.-
dc.titleThe implications of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) adoption-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4842403-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4842403-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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