Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Cardiac Surgery in TAVR

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


Despite being minimally invasive, TAVR procedures come with significant procedural risk. In the high-risk TAVR patient, brief moments of instability can lead to cardiac arrest. Preparedness for procedural complications requires clear planning ahead of time. Below are tips to consider prior to an emergency.


Sternotomy ECMO Cardiopulmonary bypass Pericardiocentesis Cardiac arrest Annular rupture Aortic injury Aortic dissection 


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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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