Treatment of older patients with aortic valve stenosis
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Treatment of older patients with aortic valve stenosis

Sally Madden Sister, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester
John Hill Charge nurse, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

This article aims to increase knowledge and understanding of aortic valve stenosis to support the treatment options available for older patients in the acute setting. The article discusses a relatively new procedure, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, which is appropriate for selected patients with aortic stenosis, and outlines the aftercare involved.

Nursing Standard. 24, 12,42-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.11.24.12.42.c7398

Correspondence

sally.madden@uhsm.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review