Stroke is a potentially devastating TAVR complication. In this episode, CardioNerds (Drs. Amit Goyal, Nikolaos Spilias, Ahmed Ghoneem, and Chelsea Amo-Tweneboah) discuss TAVR and stroke risk, stroke prevention strategies, and future directions with Dr. Samir Kapadia, Department chair and chief, Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. They also discuss device innovation and randomized controlled trial implementation for testing device safety and efficacy. Audio editing by CardioNerds Academy Intern, Dr. Chelsea Amo Tweneboah.
As an adjunct to this episode and for a deeper review of cerebral embolic protection devices, read “Cerebral Embolic Protection Devices: Current State of the Art” by Agrawal, Kapadia et al., in US Cardiology Review.
References – TAVR and Stroke
- Leon MB, Smith CR, Mack M, et al. Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation for Aortic Stenosis in Patients Who Cannot Undergo Surgery. New England Journal of Medicine. 2010;363(17):1597-1607.
- Kapadia SR, Makkar R, Leon M, et al. Cerebral Embolic Protection during Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement. New England Journal of Medicine. 2022;387(14):1253-1263.
- Kapadia SR, Kodali S, Makkar R, et al. Protection Against Cerebral Embolism During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2017;69(4):367-377.
- Khan MZ, Zahid S, Khan MU, et al. Use and outcomes of cerebral embolic protection for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: A US nationwide study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021;98(5):959-968.