Incidence and causes of silent and symptomatic stroke following surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a comprehensive review.

@article{Grabert2016IncidenceAC,
  title={Incidence and causes of silent and symptomatic stroke following surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a comprehensive review.},
  author={Stephanie Grabert and R{\"u}diger Lange and Sabine Bleiziffer},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          469-76
        }
}
Stroke associated with aortic valve replacement in calcific aortic stenosis, either via transcatheter implantation (TAVR) or via surgical replacement (SAVR), is one of the most devastating complications. However, data concerning the clinical impact and incidence of clinical and silent stroke complicating SAVR and TAVR are varying. This comprehensive review of the literature explores the genuine incidence of neurological events after these procedures. Additionally, potential factors responsible… CONTINUE READING
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