Predictors of permanent pacemaker implantation after Medtronic CoreValve bioprosthesis implantation
EP Europace, 06/26/2012
Schroeter T et al. – Permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation occurs frequently after transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the corevalve prosthesis (CVP). Older age, chronic atrial fibrillation, pre–operative bradycardia, and larger or significantly oversized prostheses were independent risk factors for PPM implantation following TAVI with the CVP.