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AHA 2020 | Aumenta el alta precoz en el TAVI con un costo esperado

AHA 2020 | Rise in Early Discharge After TAVR Has the Expected Cost

AHA 2020 | Rise in Early Discharge After TAVR Has the Expected Cost

As hospitalization time after a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is reduced, we are observing a concomitant increase in re-hospitalizations due to conduction disorders. Early discharge is a great step, but it should be noted that conduction disorders can happen beyond 48 hours. A few years ago, pacemaker implantation rates after discharge were about 7%;

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Outpatient Rhythm Monitoring After TAVR Could Save Us from Some Pacemakers?

Delayed high-grade block after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) goes unnoticed in patients undergoing TAVR without prior conduction disorders because, most times, it takes place during hospitalization or immediately after the procedure. Right bundle branch block is a risk factor, but it has poor sensitivity for the prediction of high-grade blocks, and there may be

Post TAVR New Onset Left Bundle Branch Block at Long Term: Worth Our Attention?

After post TAVR mean 3-year follow-up, a new onset persistent left bundle branch block (LBBB) was not associated with higher mortality or hospitalization for cardiac failure according to this study to be published soon in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. Nevertheless, LBBB was associated to higher risk of definite pacemaker and a negative impact in

EuroPCR 2019 | El seguimiento a largo plazo de los nuevos bloqueos de rama izquierda post TAVI es tranquilizador con ciertas precauciones

EuroPCR 2019 | Long-Term Follow-Up for New Left Bundle Branch Block After TAVR Is Reassuring with Certain Precautions

Long-term follow-up of patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and developed left bundle branch block (LBBB) after the procedure seems reassuring. Although it is not benign, it is associated with more conduction defects, more pacemakers, and worsening ventricular function. Long-term follow-up “partially reassures” the concerns of many physicians about new LBBB after TAVR.

Pacing with a 0.035” Guidewire

Modern Valves Reduce the Need for a Pacemaker

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has already demonstrated benefit for different risk groups, but one of the remaining challenges is the reduction of the need for a pacemaker, which is still high for self-expanding valves compared with expandable balloons. The study enrolled 203 patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent TAVR with

Permanent Pacemaker: still TAVR’s Aquila’s Heel

TAVR has shown benefits in high risk patients (prohibitive) and in intermediate risk patients, but the need for permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) continues to be a soft spot (especially in younger patients) given time of use, eventual replacement and associated complications. Even though there is little information on PPI, pacemakers are not associated with higher mortality, but they