Transcaval Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

For patients with difficult arterial access (namely calcified/narrowed femoral and subclavian arteries), a transcaval approach offers another alternative. In this technique, interventional cardiologists guide a catheter through the femoral vein into the abdominal inferior...

Anesthesia For Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

The overwhelming majority of anesthetics I provide for transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) are monitored anesthesia care (MAC) - sedation with an anesthesiologist that can escalate the anesthetic. Typically, patients undergoing TAVR are older...

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