The requirement of extracorporeal circulation system for transluminal aortic valve replacement: Do we really need it in the catheterization laboratory?

@article{Toutouzas2018TheRO,
  title={The requirement of extracorporeal circulation system for transluminal aortic valve replacement: Do we really need it in the catheterization laboratory?},
  author={Konstantinos Toutouzas and Andreas Synetos and George Latsios and Antonis Mastrokostopoulos and Konstantinos E Stathogiannis and Maria Drakopoulou and George Trantalis and Eleftherios G Tsiamis and Dimitris Tousoulis},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2018},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={E43-E48}
}
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is the mainstay for treating high-risk patients with aortic stenosis. As the TAVR procedures worldwide keep increasing, it is inevitable that more issues and complications will arise. Such a complication that merits attention is the conversion of TAVR into open-heart surgery and the necessity this complication creates to have an extracorporeal circulation system in the catheterization laboratory. This review contains an analysis of all major… CONTINUE READING