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Long-Term Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Insights on Prognostic Factors and Valve Durability From the Canadian Multicenter Experience.
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PMID:  23062535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the long-term outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in the Multicenter Canadian Experience study, with special focus on the causes and predictors of late mortality and valve durability. BACKGROUND: Very few data exist on the long-term outcomes associated with TAVI. METHODS: This was a multicenter study including 339 patients considered to be nonoperable or at very high surgical risk (mean age: 81 ± 8 years; Society of Thoracic Surgeons score: 9.8 ± 6.4%) who underwent TAVI with a balloon-expandable Edwards valve (transfemoral: 48%, transapical: 52%). Follow-up was available in 99% of the patients, and serial echocardiographic exams were evaluated in a central echocardiography core laboratory. RESULTS: At a mean follow-up of 42 ± 15 months 188 patients (55.5%) had died. The causes of late death (152 patients) were noncardiac (59.2%), cardiac (23.0%), and unknown (17.8%). The predictors of late mortality were chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (hazard ratio [HR]: 2.18, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.53 to 3.11), chronic kidney disease (HR: 1.08 for each decrease of 10 ml/min in estimated glomerular filtration rate, 95% CI: 1.01 to 1.19), chronic atrial fibrillation (HR: 1.44, 95% CI: 1.02 to 2.03), and frailty (HR: 1.52, 95% CI: 1.07 to 2.17). A mild nonclinically significant decrease in valve area occurred at 2-year follow-up (p < 0.01), but no further reduction in valve area was observed up to 4-year follow-up. No changes in residual aortic regurgitation and no cases of structural valve failure were observed during the follow-up period. CONCLUSIONS: Approximately one-half of the patients who underwent TAVI because of a high or prohibitive surgical risk profile had died at a mean follow-up of 3.5 years. Late mortality was due to noncardiac comorbidities in more than one-half of patients. No clinically significant deterioration in valve function was observed throughout the follow-up period.
Josep Rodés-Cabau; John G Webb; Anson Cheung; Jian Ye; Eric Dumont; Mark Osten; Christopher M Feindel; Madhu K Natarajan; James L Velianou; Giussepe Martucci; Benoît Devarennes; Robert Chisholm; Mark Peterson; Christopher R Thompson; David Wood; Stefan Toggweiler; Ronen Gurvitch; Samuel V Lichtenstein; Daniel Doyle; Robert Delarochellière; Kevin Teoh; Victor Chu; Kevin Bainey; Kevin Lachapelle; Asim Cheema; David Latter; Jean G Dumesnil; Philippe Pibarot; Eric Horlick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:
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