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Analysis of Neurologic Complications After Surgical Versus Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2019 Nov;33(11):3182-3195



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2-s2.0-85059086820   1 Citation


Ove the last decade, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has emerged as the recommended approach over surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for many patients with aortic stenosis. While initial trials demonstrated a higher incidence of stroke with TAVR compared to SAVR, the incidence of stroke appears to have improved over time. With the increasing number of patients expected to undergo TAVR in the coming decades, it is important to review the incidence and etiology of stroke after SAVR and TAVR. Alterations in surgical technique for SAVR, and embolic protections devices for TAVR, have failed to demonstrate a clinically significant reduction in the incidence of post-procedural stroke. However, the definitions and assessment methods used for assessing stroke and neurological events varies among studies.

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Krishnan S, Sharma A, Subramani S, Arora L, Mohananey D, Villablanca P, Ramakrishna H


Divyanshu Mohananey MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Aortic Valve
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Postoperative Complications
Severity of Illness Index
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement