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Contact Hours Awarded: 4

Aortic stenosis is the second most common valvular heart disease in the Western world, and it is usually diagnosed after the age of sixty-five. With a burgeoning elderly population in the U.S., it is estimated that the number of Americans over the age of sixty-five will double by the year 2060 (2). Therefore, having a full understanding of aortic stenosis and its effects on the body is essential to provide care for patients undergoing a transaortic valve replacmenet (TAVR) procedure.

In this course we will discuss the relevant anatomy pertaining to the TAVR procedure, indications and contra-indications, and the post-operative care of patients undergoing the TAVR procedure.

Course outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Normal Anatomy and Function of the Aortic Valve
  3. Aortic Valve’s Role in the Cardiac Cycle
  4. Pathophysiology and Assessment
  5. Syncope Angina Dyspnea
  6. Etiology & Risk Factors
  7. Natural History of Aortic Stenosis
  8. Overview of Procedure
  9. Diagnostic Imaging
  10. Morphology
  11. Severity
  12. Other Imaging Modalities
  13. Decision to Intervene
  14. Evaluation of Risk
  15. Pre-Planning Stage
  16. Procedure Considerations
  17. Intra-Operative Complications
  18. Post-Procedure Complications
  19. Bleeding and Vascular Site Complications
  20. Atrioventricular Blockage
  21. Acute Kidney Injury, Pain Management and Early Mobilization
  22. Discharge Planning
  23. References (Bibliography)

Accreditation statement: Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

More course information

In this course we will discuss the TAVR procedure including the relevant anatomy, indications and contra-indications, as well as the post operative care. It will take the average learner 200 minutes to complete.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand the relevant anatomy of the TAVR procedure.
  2. Explain the basics of the procedure including the indications and contra-indications.
  3. Describe the post-operative care of TAVR patients, including potential complications.

Target audience:

Registered Nurses (RN)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Requirement for completion:

1.) Enrollment in the course by the learner

2.) Read and learn all course materials

3.) Complete the course evaluation

4.) Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Course offering: # 11

Accreditations and approvals:

ANCC (Provider# P0614)
California BRN (Provider# 17418)
Kentucky Board of Nursing (Provider# 7-0090)

Course expiration date: March 1, 2022

Conflict of interest statement: Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson Time: 15 days
  • Care of the Aortic Stenosis Patient Undergoing Transaortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)  0/1


Marcie Le, MSN, RN, CRNA

Marcie is a practicing CRNA in Charlotte North Carolina. She has extensive experience in the Cardiovascular intensive care arena both as a CRNA and as an RN. She is a member of the American Medical Writer's Association and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.


In this course we will discuss the TAVR procedure including the relevant anatomy, indications and contra-indications, as well as the post operative care.