Monitored Anesthesia Care Versus General Anesthesia: Experience With the Medtronic CoreValve

Christopher Palermo, Meredith Degnan, Keith Candiotti, Tomas Salerno, Eduardo de Marchena, Yiliam Rodriguez-Blanco

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Objective To compare monitored anesthesia care (MAC) and general anesthesia (GA) for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Design Retrospective, case-control study. Setting A large university-affiliated hospital system. Participants The study comprised patients who underwent TAVI with the Medtronic CoreValve (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) between 2011 and 2015. Interventions None. Measurements and Main Results MAC (n = 44) and GA (n = 21) were compared in 65 patients who underwent TAVI. Baseline characteristics/demographics, hospital stay, intraoperative conditions, and intensive care unit (ICU)/hospital stays were compared using the chi-square test, unpaired t-test, or binomial regression where appropriate. There were no significant differences between patient populations with regard to 30-day mortality, ICU/hospital stay, and complication rates. The GA group used more blood product. The rate of ICU readmission was greater in the GA group but did not reach statistical significance. Conclusions GA provides no significant advantages over MAC during TAVI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1234-1237
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • CoreValve
  • delirium
  • propofol
  • transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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