Echocardiography-guided pacemaker programming can improve cardiac hemodynamics in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Ming Sum Lee, Tasneem Zehra Naqvi

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Abstract

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an effective treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at high surgical risk because of multiple comorbidities. Many of these patients have been treated with pacemakers for concomitant conduction disease. The combination of severe aortic stenosis, cardiomyopathy, and conduction abnormalities results in a state of low cardiac output. Here, we report 2 complex TAVR cases where Doppler echocardiography was used to guide adjustment of device settings, leading to improved cardiac hemodynamic profiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-857
Number of pages5
JournalEchocardiography
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • diastolic mitral regurgitation
  • echocardiography
  • hemodynamics
  • pacemaker
  • TAVR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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