Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

  • Timothy J. George
  • Gorav Ailawadi


Transcatheter aortic valve replacement has become an acceptable and increasingly common treatment for aortic stenosis. While its use was initially limited to patients deemed prohibitively high risk for surgery, indications for transcatheter therapy continue to expand. Although the transfemoral route is increasingly utilized, the transapical approach is an indispensable part of the surgeon’s armamentarium for difficult-access patients. Moreover, since future transcatheter interventions will likely utilize the transapical approach, it is incumbent on cardiac surgeons to become facile with this exposure.


Transcatheter aortic valve replacement TAVR Transapical Aortic stenosis PARTNER trial 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of SurgeryThe University of Virginia Hospital Medical CenterCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Advanced Cardiac Valve CenterUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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