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Early and late changes in quality of life following transcatheter aortic valve implantation using the transfemoral and transapical approaches.
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PMID:  24769484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aims: To evaluate the effects of access route upon clinical results and quality of life (QoL) in patients undergoing either transfemoral (TF-TAVI) or transapical balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TA-TAVI) in the real world. Methods and results: A prospective analysis was performed upon 264 consecutive patients receiving TF-TAVI or TA-TAVI. QoL was assessed using the EQ-5D questionnaire. At baseline, TA-TAVI patients reported significantly more problems in mobility, self-care, usual activities and lower overall health status domains (p<0.01 for all). At 30 days, the TF-TAVI group reported fewer problems with usual activity (p=0.01) and pain/discomfort (p<0.01), and higher EQ-5D index and visual analogue scale (VAS) (p=0.01 and p<0.01, respectively) than the TA-TAVI group. Nevertheless, the absolute improvements (ΔEQ-5D index and ΔEQ-5D VAS) were larger in the TA-TAVI group, with most dramatically marked QoL absolute improvements (p<0.01 and p=0.02, respectively). By one year, notwithstanding higher all-cause mortality in the sicker TA-TAVI group, there were no differences between groups in any EQ-5D domain. Indeed, surviving TA-TAVI group's greater absolute improvements remained (p<0.01). Conclusions: QoL is greater at the earlier time point of 30 days in the TF-TAVI cohort but equatable by one year. However, the magnitude of improvement in QoL is greater in the TA-TAVI patients at both 30 days and one year.
Veronica Bona; Muhammed Z Khawaja; Vinayak Bapat; Christopher Young; Jane Hancock; Simon Redwood; Melissa Fusari; Martyn Thomas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1969-6213     ISO Abbreviation:  EuroIntervention     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101251040     Medline TA:  EuroIntervention     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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