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Cardiac Surgery in Nonagenarians: Rethinking operative strategies in the era of TAVR and TMVR
  • Sara Pereira
Sara Pereira
University of Utah Health

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As growth of the elderly population continues to increase alongside improvements in percutaneous and minimally invasive interventions, cardiac surgeons question the role of high-risk surgery in treating these patients. TAVR has transformed the management of symptomatic severe aortic stenosis in elderly patients, and has become standard therapy for patients greater than 80 years of age. With improvements in procedural risks and technical complications for both transcatheter valves and percutaneous interventions, should we rethink the operative strategies for octogenarians and nonagenarians, particularly as they apply to concurrent high-risk operations?
25 Feb 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
03 Mar 2022Assigned to Editor
03 Mar 2022Submission Checks Completed
03 Mar 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
Jun 2022Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery volume 37 issue 6 on pages 1671-1673. 10.1111/jocs.16399