Written by pioneers in the field of interventional cardiology, this critical text provides readers with the information and expert guidance needed to perform safe and effective transcatheter aortic valve implantations (TAVI). The book is supplemented by visual aids, including more than 200 color illustrations and a DVD with bonus footage that detai
The Anatomy of the Aortic Valvar Complex. Accumulation of Worldwide Experience with Postmortem Studies of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation-What Should We Be Avoiding? Imaging-How Can It Help Before Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation? Risk Stratification for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Patient Selection-Risk Assessment and Anatomical Selection Criteria for Patients Undergoing Transfemoral Aortic Valve Implantation with the Edwards SAPIEN Prosthetic Heart Valve. Patient Selection for the CoreValve ReValving System. CoreValve ReValving System for Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement. The Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve System. Anesthesia for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Tips and Tricks during the Procedure: Options for Vascular Access (Femoral, Subclavian, Transaortic, and Transapical). Percutaneous Placement and Removal of Large Diameter Femoral Artery Sheaths with the Prostar XL Device. Intraprocedural Imaging: Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement. Tips and Tricks for Crossing the Aortic Valve with a Guidewire (Retrograde Approach). Preimplantation Percutaneous Aortic Balloon Valvotomy (Retrograde Approach). Advancing the Delivery System across the Aorta and Valve (Edwards SAPIEN Valve). Advancing the Delivery System across the Aorta and Valve (CoreValve). Implantation of the CoreValve ReValving System. Implantation of the Edwards SAPIEN Valve. Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation-Procedural Steps. Complications at the Time of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Acute and Early Complications of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation with the Balloon-Expandable Edwards System. Complications of Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation: Tips and Tricks to Avoid Failure. ICU Care. Postdischarge and Follow-Up Care. Tips and Tricks for Imaging Percutaneously Implanted Aortic Valve Prostheses. Appendices. Index.