Considerations in antithrombotic therapy among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation

  title={Considerations in antithrombotic therapy among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation},
  author={Donald R. Lynch and David M Dantzler and Mark Robbins and David Zhao},
  journal={Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis},
Aortic stenosis (AS) accounts for the majority of valvular abnormalities requiring surgical intervention. Platelet dysfunction has been demonstrated among patients with severe aortic stenosis which may predispose patients to bleeding or ischemic events. Surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) is the standard therapy for severe symptomatic AS; however, a number of patients have very high or prohibitive surgical risk. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been shown to be superior to… CONTINUE READING


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