Aortic valve disease, particularly aortic stenosis (AS), is a very common form of valvular heart disease in developed countries (Horne et al., Am Heart J 168:414–423, 2014).
Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is indicated in symptomatic patients. However, there exist patient populations where surgical AVR (SAVR) is considered to have prohibitive risk, particularly as the population ages and significant co-morbid conditions develop. Medical management of these patients can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life to some extent but gold standard therapy is replacement of the aortic valve (Horne et al., Am Heart J 168:414–423, 2014).
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was developed as an alternate method for treating severe AS in these high-risk patient populations.
Due in part to the success of TAVR, innovation in the field has developed other percutaneous valve therapies.
Anesthesia for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) Anesthesia for transcatheter mitral valve repair or replacement MitraClip Anesthesia for transcatheter tricuspid valve repair or replacement Anesthesia for transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement Valvular heart disease
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