EuroIntervention Journal: Leaflet thrombosis after TAVI and valve-in-valve procedures
Consult the study on "Effect of reduced cardiac output on blood stasis on transcatheter aortic valve leaflets: implications for valve thrombosis" by K. Vahidkah et al.
There is an increasing awareness of leaflet thrombosis following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and valve-in-valve (ViV) procedures. Nevertheless, the predisposing factors affecting transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) thrombosis have remained unclear. This study aimed to quantify the effects of reduced cardiac output (CO) on blood stasis on the TAV leaflets as a permissive factor for valve thrombosis.