A high-risk period for cerebrovascular events exists after transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

@article{Tay2011AHP,
  title={A high-risk period for cerebrovascular events exists after transcatheter aortic valve implantation.},
  author={Edgar L Tay and Ronen Gurvitch and Namal Wijesinghe and Fabian P Nietlispach and David A. Wood and Anson H. Cheung and Jian Ye and Samuel Victor Lichtenstein and Ronald Giacomo Carere and Christopher R. Thompson and John G Webb},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 12},
  pages={1290-7}
}
OBJECTIVES This study assesses if there exists a high-risk period for cerebrovascular events (CeV) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND Even though acute strokes after TAVI have been described, it is uncertain if stroke rates continue to remain high in the early months after TAVI. Furthermore, the optimal dose and duration of thromboprophylaxis is unclear. METHODS Patients who underwent TAVI were evaluated at baseline, at discharge, at 1 and 6 months, and yearly… CONTINUE READING

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