Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

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Abstract

Severe aortic stenosis (AS) is a life-threatening condition when left untreated. Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is the gold standard treatment for the majority of patients; however, transcatheter aortic valve implantation/replacement (TAVI/TAVR) has emerged as the preferred treatment for high-risk or inoperable patients. The concept of transcatheter heart valves originated in the 1960s and has evolved into the current Edwards Sapien and Medtronic CoreValve platforms available for clinical use. Complications following TAVI, including cerebrovascular events, perivalvular regurgitation, vascular injury, and heart block have decreased with experience and evolving technology, such that ongoing trials studying TAVI in lower risk patients have become tenable. The multidisciplinary team involving the cardiac surgeon and cardiologist plays an essential role in patient selection, procedural conduct, and perioperative care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalCurrent atherosclerosis reports
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation/replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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