Percutaneous transapical ventricular access for transcatheter procedures in structural heart disease is associated with an increased risk of bleeding from the access site. There are currently numerous suture and sutureless closure devices that are being investigated to close the transapical access site safely and effectively. Meticulous preprocedural planning with advanced imaging techniques is recommended to lay out the access path and closure of the transapical access site.
- structural heart disease
- transapical closure devices
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine