Accurate procedural assessment of AR – critical for successful TAVI

EuroIntervention 2016;11:1088-1091. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV11I10A220

Samir Kapadia
Samir R. Kapadia1, MD, FACC; E. Murat Tuzcu2*, MD, FACC
1. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA; 2. Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE

More than a decade after the first successful transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), the field is rapidly moving towards perfecting the procedure to a level where it can be offered to all patients with aortic stenosis1,2. As the field matures, complications such as paravalvular aortic regurgitation, stroke, conduction abnormalities, vascular trauma, coronary compromise, and annular rupture have been targeted for improvement with better devices and sophisticated imaging.

In this issue of EuroIntervention, Stundl et al report their procedural strategy to address the most prevalent of these complications, paravalvular aortic regurgitation (AR) after TAVI3. Over the years, strategies for ...

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