Maintaining a minimally invasive approach-vascular closure after trans-catheter aortic valve intervention.

TitleMaintaining a minimally invasive approach-vascular closure after trans-catheter aortic valve intervention.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCockburn J, de Belder A, Lewis M, Trivedi U, Hildick-Smith D
JournalJournal of thrombosis and thrombolysis
Volume35
Issue4
Pagination494-500
Date Published2013 May
Abstract

Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is now recognised as an effective way to treat patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis when open surgical repair is not feasible or considered too high risk. Retrograde trans-femoral TAVI (TF-TAVI) requires large bore vascular access (18-24F), and successful management of the access site is key to maintaining the minimally invasive nature of the procedure. This editorial reviews the current techniques available to facilitate percutaneous vascular closure and the common complications associated with vascular access.

DOI10.1002/mus.23848
Alternate JournalJ. Thromb. Thrombolysis