Transcatheter aortic valve implantation – Access routes: a debate

Subclavian TAVI: more than an alternative access route

EuroIntervention 2013;9:S33-S37. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9SSA7

Anna Petronio
Anna Sonia Petronio1*, MD; Marco De Carlo1, MD, PhD; Cristina Giannini1, MD, PhD; Francesco De Caro1, MD; Uberto Bortolotti2, MD
1. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy; 2. Division of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universita

The standard approach for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is through the transfemoral retrograde route, because it is minimally invasive and it is feasible under conscious sedation in a totally percutaneous fas

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