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Anesthesia for Transfemoral Aortic Valve Replacement in North America and Europe.
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PMID:  23036626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine how the anesthestic approach to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) differs in North America and Europe. DESIGN: The study was a nonrandomized survey of 82 institutions in North America and Europe performing TAVR procedures. SETTING: This was an international multi-institutional survey of medical centers performing TAVR in North America and Europe. PARTICIPANTS: Anesthesiologists. INTERVENTIONS: Participant anesthesiologists from 82 institutions contacted were asked by telephone and e-mail to describe their anesthetic approach to TAVRs. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: The major finding of interest was if general anesthesia or sedation was used for TAVR cases. CONCLUSIONS: General anesthesia is the predominant practice in North America and only 5% use sedation for TAVR cases, whereas sedation is more common in Europe.
Kelly A Bufton; John G Augoustides; Frederick C Cobey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8422     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110208     Medline TA:  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
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