Vascular Complications of TAVR
Risk of major vascular complications clearly depends on the access route and is reported between 5 and 16%. The evolution of delivery systems with decreasing profile size has helped significantly to reduce complications and allow more transfemoral procedures. Any unexplained tachycardia, hypotension, or anemia should raise your suspicion for an iliac or femoral injury. Vascular complications can present after surgery when patients are hypertensive or resume anticoagulation.
KeywordsIliac artery rupture Femoral access Iliac artery dissection Acute limb ischemia
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