Conscious Sedation for TAVR
Due to the large-bore access required in the initial TAVR experience, most early centers used general anesthesia for patients undergoing TAVR. As sheath size decreased and access converted from cutdown to fully percutaneous access and closure, a shift toward conscious sedation has occurred.
KeywordsConscious Sedation Difficult Airway Transesophageal Echocardiogram Morbid Obesity
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