Petr Santavy

Palacký University, Olomouc Czech Republic

He graduated from Medical Faculty Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic (1998). He received state board exam from general surgery (2001) and specialized in cardiac surgery (2007). He finished his Ph.D. program (2009) based on the work “Aortic bioprosthesis comparison and evaluation of their haemodynamic parameters”. He completed a short fellowship at the Jewish Hospital Cardiac Surgery Clinic, Louswille, Kentucky, U.S.A (2007). He worked as a senior registrar at Blackrock Cardiac Surgical Unit in Dublin, Ireland. He is a member of the Czech medical chamber, Ireland medical chamber and European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. He currently works as a consultant in cardiac surgery at the Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, Palacky Universtity Teaching Hospital, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Petr Santavy

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Currently, aortic stenosis is the most frequent heart valve disease in developed countries and its prevalence increases with the aging of the population. Affecting 3-5 percent of persons older than 65 years of age, it makes a large personal and economical impact. The increasing number of elderly patients with aortic stenosis brings advances in all medical specialties dealing with this clinical entity. Patients previously considered too old or ill are now indicated for aortic valve replacement procedures. This book tries to cover current issues of aortic valve stenosis management with stress on new trends in diagnostics and treatment.

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