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Left bundle branch block, permanent pacing common after TAVR with repositionable valve

Left bundle branch block, permanent pacing common after TAVR with repositionable valve
June 21, 2017

Many patients implanted with a repositionable bioprosthesis during transcatheter aortic valve replacement experienced left bundle branch block and required permanent pacemaker implantation, according to new data published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

“TAVR is now a well-established treatment for aortic stenosis in patients deemed to be at high surgical risk,” Rajiv Rampat, MD, from the department of cardiology at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals in Brighton, United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote. “However, with the growing adoption of this new technology, the complications of this procedure have become apparent.”

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