Preoperative screening for aortic atherosclerosis with modified transesophageal echocardiography in transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Hoetink_Euro Echo_2015

Conclusions:

  • Deviation from the additional TEE information about atherosclerosis and the incidence of stroke after TAVR was most in the TF group.
  • Optimal imaging by modified TEE with A-view will help to guide the surgeon and cardiologist to choose the safest access route, tailor-made for the TAVR patients, in order to reduce peri-operative cerebral embolic events.

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