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Conscious Sedation for TAVR

  • A. Claire Watkins
  • Anuj Gupta
  • Bartley P. Griffith
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Abstract

Due to the large-bore access required in the initial TAVR experience, most early centers used general anesthesia for patients undergoing TAVR. As sheath size decreased and access converted from cutdown to fully percutaneous access and closure, a shift toward conscious sedation has occurred.

Keywords

Conscious Sedation Difficult Airway Transesophageal Echocardiogram Morbid Obesity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Claire Watkins
    • 1
  • Anuj Gupta
    • 2
  • Bartley P. Griffith
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Division of Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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