Kunkel KJ, Fiorilli P, Kobayashi T, Desai ND, Anwaruddin S, and Herrmann HC. Snare-Assisted Valve Positioning of Self-Expanding Valves for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. JACC: Case Reports 2021; 3(4):658-662.
JACC Case Rep
We describe 4 cases in which technical challenges were anticipated in delivering a self-expanding TAVR valve due to challenging aortic anatomy or a previous placed surgical aortic valve. An upfront snare strategy is described which facilitates valve centralization and atraumatic valve delivery. (Level of Difficulty: Advanced.)