Title

Available Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Technology

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Curr Atheroscler Rep

Abstract

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative and now recommended therapy for patients who meet indications for surgical valve replacement and are high or prohibitive surgical risk. Available TAVR technologies are rapidly emerging to treat this complex patient population. This review discusses the specific valve designs of the transcatheter heart valves currently used, newer generation modifications to overcome limitations of earlier valve designs, and novel imaging modalities, such as computed tomographic angiography-fluoroscopy and echocardiography-fluoroscopy fusion imaging, available for pre-procedural planning and intra-procedural guidance.

Volume Number

17

Issue Number

3

Pages

7

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/02/06

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Cardiology

Additional Departments

Pediatrics; Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

PMID

25651785

DOI

10.1007/s11883-015-0488-7