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Valve-Related Complications in TAVI Leading to Emergent Cardiac Surgery

Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Source Name: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon


Lars Conzelmann, Philipp Grotherr, Lu Dapeng , Alexander Würth, Julian Widder, Claudius Jacobshagen, Uwe Mehlhorn

The rate of serious complications in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has decreased markedly in recent years, going from 5.5 percent in 2012 to 2 percent in 2019. However, the total number of adverse events remains around 500, with about 100 requiring conversion to sternotomy, because of increased use of the procedure. The article reviews various complications and concludes that interdisciplinary TAVI heart team should be prepared and aware of possible rescue strategies.

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