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Aortic Access Planning and Procedures

  • A. Claire Watkins
  • Anuj Gupta
  • Bartley P. Griffith
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Abstract

Access to the aortic annulus is often the limiting step in TAVR procedures. Peripheral vascular disease may require transapical, trans-subclavian, transcarotid, transcaval, or direct ascending aortic access. Each method has various technical considerations and risk profiles. Working knowledge in all access points for TAVR will make you a valuable member of the team.

Keywords

Transapical Trans-subclavian Transcarotid Alternative access 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Claire Watkins
    • 1
  • Anuj Gupta
    • 2
  • Bartley P. Griffith
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Division of Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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