Posted on: December 17, 2013
Jason Kovacic, MD, PhD, FACC is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. An interventional cardiologist who specializes in TAVI and PCI's, Dr. Kovacic says vascular complications include bleeding, hematoma, vessel dissection and vessel perforation. Bleeding complications are independently associated with worse outcomes, and the cost associated with vascular complications is significant. Imaging and sheath selection contribute to improved outcomes.