now a well-established treatment option in the management of patients with
severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. There are clear data supporting
transfemoral access as first choice but even with device improvements, there
will remain a group of patients for whom alternative access is still required.
In addition, as we progress to treat intermediate risk and younger lower risk
patients, the need to keep access related complications to a minimum remains of
of this course is to provide a specific focus on TAVI access using a mixture of
lectures, interactive discussion, taped cases, case examples and complications.
course is suitable for experienced and new TAVI operators, or senior trainees
with a subspecialty interest in TAVI.
Topics will include:
• Access site assessment during work up
• Adjuncts to the perfect femoral (Ultrasound, micro-puncture, closure devices)
• Demonstrations of non femoral access including percutaneous axillary
• Bailout strategies and complication management
Dr Doug Fraser, Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Douglas Muir, James Cook University Hospital