Safety of a conservative strategy of permanent pacemaker implantation after transcatheter aortic CoreValve implantation

Marco De Carlo, Cristina Giannini, Francesco Bedogni, Silvio Klugmann, Nedy Brambilla, Federico De Marco, Giulio Zucchelli, Luca Testa, Jacopo Oreglia, Anna Sonia Petronio

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Abstract

Background: Conduction abnormalities are frequent after transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the CoreValve (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) and are often treated with liberal permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation. Our aim was to assess the 1-year outcome of a conservative approach to pacing and to identify its predictors. Methods: We analyzed 275 consecutive patients without a PPM before transcatheter aortic valve implantation who underwent successful CoreValve implantation at our 3 centers, sharing a conservative approach to pacing. Results: Of the 47 patients (17.1%) who developed postprocedural complete atrioventricular block, 14 recovered spontaneous atrioventricular conduction

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-499
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume163
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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