In transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), stroke remains one of the most devastating complications. As a result, cerebral embolic protection devices (CEPD) have been developed to prevent cerebral embolization in order to lower the stroke risk. Emboli can either be filtered or deflected depending on the type of CEPD. The goal of this review is to provide an overview of all currently available CEPD and to discuss the results of the most relevant studies concerning cerebral embolic protection in TAVR.
Cerebral embolic protection device, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Stroke