Transfemoral TAVI: Devices and Techniques

  • Thomas ModineEmail author
  • Khalil Fattouch


Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has first been described with a trans-venous and trans-septal pathway by Cribier et al. [1], but it really expanded when the transfemoral arterial retrograde approach was described [2]. Ever since it has generated a tremendous enthusiasm in the interventional cardiology community and the industry. New prostheses, delivery systems, pathways, equipment, software and guidelines stemmed from this enthusiasm. Transfemoral TAVI has been favoured because of its low invasiveness and remains the first-choice pathway. In this chapter we will review the currently existing devices and techniques used for transfemoral TAVI, before reviewing some recent advances and results of this technique.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de LilleLilleFrance
  2. 2.GVM Care and Research, Cardiovascular DepartmentMaria Eleonora HospitalPalermoItaly

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