Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: an overview for nurses

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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is non-inferior to surgical aortic valve replacement in managing severe aortic stenosis. It has been the treatment of choice for patients who would be unsuitable for surgical aortic valve replacement. Patient selection and workup involves a rigorous process to ensure a successful outcome, and patient monitoring is crucial during and after the procedure. Nurses play an important role throughout these stages, so developing their understanding of the different processes involved in each step of the procedure is imperative. This article provides an overview of transcatheter aortic valve implantation, from patient selection and workup to peri-procedure, highlighting considerations for nurses across these stages. It includes the most relevant and recent literature on transcatheter aortic valve implantation for evidence-based nursing care, such as the monitoring of complications, early mobilisation and next-day discharge. Furthermore, it includes discussion of future considerations and research on transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Issue number12
Early online date2 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 3 Jan 2023


  • Aortic stenosis
  • Early ambulation
  • Frailty
  • patient-centered care
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement


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