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Joseph Lamelas, MD
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Posts tagged as transcatheter aortic valve replacement

http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/760718?t=1

I came across this interview that Dr. Michael Moront and I participated in during an STS meeting 2 years ago in Ft. Lauderdale.

Despite being 2 years old, the concepts still hold true.

Check it out !!!

 

Another reason to become comfortable with the mini – thoracotomy AVR’S is that it prepares you for a direct aortic TAVR.   This  DIRECT AORTIC access for a TAVR was performed via 3-4 cm mini-thoracotomy without rib dislocation. The 18 Fr. sheath was passed through a separate incision.  There is obviously a need for the sheath’s to be made shorter as well as the delivery device.

Becoming comfortable with this access will also prepare you for the sutureless valve implants.

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