The Official Journal of EuroPCR and the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (EAPCI)
A pressure wire for rapid pacing, valve implantation and continuous haemodynamic monitoring during transcatheter aortic valve implantation procedures
Josep Rodés-Cabau1, MD, PhD; Reda Ibrahim2, MD; Robert Delarochelliere1, MD; Walid Ben Ali2, MD; Jean-Michel Paradis1, MD; Sophie Robichaud2, MSc; Jean-Francois Dorval2, MD; Siamak Mohammadi1, MD; Eric Dumont1, MD; Dimitri Kalavrouziotis1, MD; Jules Mesnier1, MD; Vassili Panagides1, MD; Maxime Picard-Deland3, MSc; Sebastien Lalancette3, BSc; Emilie Pelletier-Beaumont1, MSc
1. Quebec Heart & Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada; 2. Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada; 3. Opsens Inc., Quebec City, Canada
The SavvyWire (Opsens Medical) is a new 0.035" preshaped guidewire with dedicated pacing properties and a distal pressure sensor allowing for continuous haemodynamic pressure monitoring. This study aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of the SavvyWire during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).
This was a prospective, observational study including patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis undergoing TAVI. The study was approved by Health Canada and the local Ethics Committee of each participating centre. All patients provided signed informed consent for participating in the trial (NCT05082337).
The SavvyWire is a 280 cm long, stiff 0.035" pressure wire (Figure 1...