Percutaneous aortic valve implants under sedation: our initial experience.

@article{Behan2008PercutaneousAV,
  title={Percutaneous aortic valve implants under sedation: our initial experience.},
  author={Miles W H Behan and Peter D. Haworth and Nevil Hutchinson and Uday Trivedi and J L Laborde and David J R Hildick-Smith},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 7},
  pages={1012-5}
}
OBJECTIVES We have developed an approach where percutaneous aortic valve (PAVI) procedures are done under remifentanil-based sedation administered by an anesthetist. We report here our initial experience. BACKGROUND Percutaneous aortic valve implantation is proving to be an effective treatment for aortic stenosis in patients with significant comorbidity precluding surgical aortic valve replacement. Most PAVIs have been done under general anesthetic with transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE… CONTINUE READING

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