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World J Cardiol. Feb 26, 2024; 16(2): 54-57
Published online Feb 26, 2024. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v16.i2.54
Current knowledge for the risk factors of early permanent pacemaker implantation following transcatheter aortic valve replacement and what is next for the primary prevention?
Gen-Min Lin, Wei-Chun Huang, Chih-Lu Han
Gen-Min Lin, Department of Medicine, Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Wei-Chun Huang, Cardiovascular Center, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung 81346, Taiwan
Chih-Lu Han, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Author contributions: Lin GM wrote the article; Huang WC and Han CL edited and made critical revisions related to important content of the manuscript; all authors provided approval of the final version of the article to be published.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
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Corresponding author: Gen-Min Lin, FACC, FAHA, FESC, MD, PhD, Academic Editor, Academic Fellow, Chief Physician, Department of Medicine, Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital, No. 100 Jinfeng Street, Hualien 970, Taiwan. farmer507@yahoo.com.tw
Received: November 1, 2023
Peer-review started: November 1, 2023
First decision: December 19, 2023
Revised: December 21, 2023
Accepted: January 19, 2024
Article in press: January 19, 2024
Published online: February 26, 2024

In this editorial, we comprehensively summarized the preoperative risk factors of early permanent pacemaker implantation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) among patients with severe aortic stenosis from several renowned clinical studies and focused on the primary prevention of managing the modifiable factors, e.g., paroxysmal atrial fibrillation before the TAVR.

Keywords: Permanent pacemaker implantation, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Interventricular conduction delay, Diabetes, Supraventricular arrhythmia

Core Tip: This is an invited editorial for the coming paper “novel predictors of permanent pacemaker implantation following transcatheter aortic valve replacement”.