Review Open Access
Volume 2 | Issue 4 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/cardiology.2.024

The Role of Cerebral Embolic Protection in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

  • 1Department of Cardiology, Amphia Hospital Breda, Molengracht 21, 4818 CK Breda, the Netherlands
  • 2Department of Cardiology, Radboud University Medical Center, Geert Grooteplein Zuid 10, 6525 GA Nijmegen, the Netherlands
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Corresponding Author

Jonathan Halim, jhalim@amphia.nl

Received Date: June 29, 2021

Accepted Date: October 13, 2021


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

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