Eng MH, Qintar M, Apostolou D, and O'Neill WW. Alternative Access for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Comprehensive Review. Interv Cardiol Clin 2021; 10(4):505-517.
Interv Cardiol Clin
Transfemoral is the most widely used access to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). However, alternative access is needed in up to 21% of patients with TAVR because of a myriad of factors. The authors provide a comprehensive review on alternative access for TAVR, discussing the relevant data and providing the pros and cons of each access route.
Medical Subject Headings
Aortic Valve; Aortic Valve Stenosis; Humans; Risk Factors; Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement; Treatment Outcome