TAVI Module

This module provides practice of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for treatment of aortic stenosis and aortic valve insufficiency.

Practiced steps:

  • Introducing a pigtail into the aortic root
  • Finding the optimal projection for annular plane visualization
  • Measuring pre and post-procedure pressure gradients
  • Introducing a stiff guide wire into the left ventricle
  • Performing rapid/fast pacing and aortic valve valvuloplasty
  • Positioning and accurately deploying an aortic valve bioprosthesis

Learning Objectives:

  • To practice TAVI procedural steps
  • To manage and plan an intervention in varied patient anatomies and pathologies
  • To learn how to correctly size the aortic valve bioprosthesis
  • To handle procedural complications