Filter neuroprotection of a single patent internal carotid artery during transapical aortic valve implantation

Siddharth Sarangi, John F. Bresnahan, Charles J. Bruce, Gössl Mario, Rakesh M. Suri

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The finding of a mobile calcific plaque attached to the aortic valve cusp during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI/TAVR) necessitated utilization of an embolic protection device, for cerebral protection. We report the urgent but successful deployment of such a filter in a patient with a single patent internal carotid artery. Although stroke rates observed in first-generation TAVI trials were higher than those reported following conventional open aortic valve replacement, adjunctive neuroprotective measures, particularly in patients with a large amount of threatened cerebral territory, may minimize potential neurologic injury. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12347 (J Card Surg 2015;30:260-262)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-262
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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