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Acute and long-term stroke prevention in TAVI patients

Summary

The rate of stroke, an earlier observed clinical complication in TAVI, has receded, but we still need to remain vigilant. While definitive studies are still ongoing, we join C. K. Naber, A. Linke and C. Tamburino to discuss the complexity of understanding brain accidents during and after TAVI.

What is the frequency or importance of stroke or cerebral vascular incidents during TAVI, especially in the number of emboli going to the brain? How do we assess patients and lesions, and what is the role of cerebral protection devices? Does arrhythmia play a part in mid- and long-term incidents? Learn more of our evolving understanding of TAVI and the brain in this fascinating conversation…