Pro: Cardiac Anesthesiologists Should Be Responsible for Imaging During Structural Heart Procedures

Published:October 23, 2022DOI:
      Structural heart disease (SHD) is an evolving field that is projected to grow at a rapid pace in the coming years. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) now has a well-established role across the entire surgical risk spectrum, and procedural volumes have increased significantly since 2014. The annual procedural volumes of mitral valve interventions, including transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) and transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), too, have grown nearly 10-fold in the United States since their adoption.
      • Mack M
      • Carroll JD
      • Thourani V
      • et al.
      Transcatheter mitral valve therapy in the United States: A report from the STS/ACC TVT Registry.
      The wider use of transcatheter heart valve interventions may be attributed to growing operator experience, enhanced devices and delivery systems, expanding indications, and improved outcomes.
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