Article Abstract

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a focus on transcarotid: a review of the current literature

Authors: Issa Pour-Ghaz, Joel Raja, Mahmoud Bayoumi, Theodore Manolukas, Rami N. Khouzam, Uzoma N. Ibebuogu


Valve replacement in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis has undergone a huge paradigm shift in the recent years in terms of procedural details and vascular access site for patients who have poor peripheral access. Carotid artery is one of the more promising access sites which has been proven to provide a good alternative site with comparable outcomes to transfemoral approach. In this manuscript, we will provide a review of the current literature on transaortic, transapical, transaxillary and transcarotid approaches to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) while focusing on the transcarotid approach.