Article Abstract

Permanent pacemaker insertion in patients with conduction abnormalities post transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a review and proposed guidelines

Authors: Tamunoinemi Bob-Manuel, Amit Nanda, Samuel Latham, Issa Pour-Ghaz, William Paul Skelton IV, Rami N. Khouzam


Conduction abnormalities are a common and serious complication of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with well-established predictive factors. Current guidelines are not concrete, leaving several questions unanswered about indications, timing and risks of pacemaker implantation post-TAVR. In this review article, we discuss current guidelines, predictors of pacemaker implantation, clinical implications of this procedure and our recommendations for reducing the pacemaker implantation rate post-TAVR.