TAVI

TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) Study

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch, PhD, RN

Co-Investigators:

Dr. Sandra Lauck, PhD, RN
Dr. Robert Boone, MD, Msc(Epi), FRCPC
Dr. Davina Banner-Lukaris, PhD, RN

Funding:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Purpose:

Innovations in medical science, such as minimally invasive procedures, have made it possible to successfully undergo surgical interventions later in life. The TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) is an example of an minimally invasive intervention for older adults with severe aortic stenosis who are not suitable for surgical valve replacement. The goal of this study is to examine the medical, functional, and social needs of older adults (over the age of 65) who live in the community, and who are undergoing the TAVI procedure.

Conference presentation:

Baumbusch, J., Lauck S, O’Shea, T., Wu, S., Wood, D., Banner-Lukaris, D., Boone, R., Webb, J. (October 20-22, 2016). Octogenarians and Over: Undergoing Minimally-Invasive Cardiac Procedures in Later Life. Paper presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Montreal Quebec.