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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation / Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors, Surgery Care, Treatments | National Heart Centr

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation / Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement - Preparing for surgery

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation / Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement - Post-surgery care

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation / Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement - Other Information


Preparing for procedure


If TAVI is considered as therapy for high risk surgical patients for treatment of aortic stenosis, a Computed Tomography (CT) scan will be done prior to TAVI to assess suitability and help plan the approach and type of TAVI valve to be used. Coronary angiogram will be performed prior to TAVI and significant coronary stenosis treated first to improve safety prior to TAVI. Dental clearance will also need to be done prior to TAVI to reduce the risk of infective endocarditis.

​Post-procedure care


Patient after a successful TAVI procedure will be monitored in hospital for complications, assessed for the correct function of the newly implanted TAVI and ambulated back to their baseline ambulation status prior to discharge which usually is within a week of the TAVI procedure. After TAVI, aspirin and clopidogrel will be prescribed for 3-6 months. Patients can generally resume normal activities after 1 week. Good dental hygiene needs to be maintained and patients will require antibiotic prophylaxis for invasive dental treatment after TAVI.

 

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