Catheterization Laboratory: Structural Heart Disease, Devices, and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.


The cardiac catheterization laboratory is advancing medicine by performing procedures on patients who would usually require sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass. These procedures are done percutaneously, allowing them to be performed on patients considered inoperable. Patients have compromised cardiovascular function or advanced age. An anesthesiologist is… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.anclin.2017.07.008