Pharmacological management strategies for stroke prevention following transcatheter aortic valve replacement: A systematic review.

@article{Sterling2015PharmacologicalMS,
  title={Pharmacological management strategies for stroke prevention following transcatheter aortic valve replacement: A systematic review.},
  author={Lee H. Sterling and Sarah B. Windle and Kristian B Filion and Mark J. Eisenberg},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={191},
  pages={303-11}
}
BACKGROUND The most appropriate pharmacological treatment for stroke prevention after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is unclear. We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies examining the effect of various pharmacological treatment regimens on rates of stroke, bleeding, and death after TAVR. METHODS We searched Cochrane Library, Embase, and Medline for RCTs and observational studies comparing ≥2 antithrombotic regimens in… CONTINUE READING