While transcatheter aortic valve replacement is considered a viable alternative to traditional surgery for patients with critical aortic stenosis, it is still a cardiac surgical procedure with a steep learning curve. Space consideration is a key aspect of the procedure's success. A TAVR program requires the commitment from and investment of institutional resources, the outfitting of an appropriate procedure room, and meticulous training of a multidisciplinary TAVR team. Careful integration of the various imaging modalities, medical specialties, and equipment is necessary to ensure the safety and efficacy of the procedure and to treat complications that may arise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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