Thursday, 11 August 2011

PERMANENT PACEMAKERS AFTER AORTIC VALVE SURGERY

Although the findings from this paper are hardly new, their publication is timely. The need for a permanent pacemaker after catheter implantation (TAVI) of one of the aortic valve models on the market (Core Valve) is more than 30% in some series. The need for PPM implantation is associated with increased costs and is therefore not negligible especially when common.