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Heart failure in severe aortic valve stenosis: prognostic impact of left ventricular ejection fraction and mean gradient on outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
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PMID:  22782969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: This prospective study aimed to evaluate the prognostic impact of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and aortic mean gradient patterns on outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: From 2008 to 2011, 202 consecutive patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis (aortic valve area <1.0 cm(2)) were submitted to TAVI. Patients were divided into four groups according to LVEF (>50% vs. ≤50%) and aortic mean pressure gradient (>40 mmHg vs. ≤40 mmHg): group 1, preserved LVEF/high gradient (n = 86); group 2, preserved LVEF/low gradient (n = 27); group 3, reduced LVEF/high gradient (n = 45); and group 4, reduced LVEF/low gradient (n = 44). A CoreValve prosthesis (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA) was inserted retrogradely. Echocardiography was performed before and 1 year after TAVI. The primary study endpoint (1-year all-cause mortality) was reached in 47 patients (23%). All-cause mortality was lowest in group 1 (14%), intermediate in group 2 (22%) and group 3 (27%), and highest in group 4 (39%) (P = 0.007). In survivors, aortic mean gradient decreased in all patients (baseline 48 ± 13 mmHg vs. 10 ± 4 mmHg at 1 year, P < 0.001). LVEF improved in group 3 and group 4 (baseline 42 ± 8% vs. 51 ± 11% at 1 year, P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Severe aortic stenosis with low gradient and/or reduced LVEF is associated with worse outcome after TAVI compared with aortic stenosis with preserved LVEF/high gradient. The evaluation of these haemodynamic parameters may help to improve risk stratification in patients undergoing TAVI.
Michael Gotzmann; Pia Rahlmann; Tobias Hehnen; Patrick Müller; Michael Lindstaedt; Andreas Mügge; Aydan Ewers
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of heart failure     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0844     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100887595     Medline TA:  Eur J Heart Fail     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Berufsgenossenschaftliche Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Cardiology and Angiology, Ruhr-University Bochum, D-44789 Bochum, Germany.
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