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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Source Name: JACC Cardiovascular Interventions


Michael Mok; Luis Nombela-Franco; Eric Dumont; Marina Urena; Robert DeLarochellière; Daniel Doyle; Jacques Villeneuve; Mélanie Côté; Henrique B. Ribeiro; Ricardo Allende; Jerôme Laflamme; Hugo DeLarochellière; Louis Laflamme; Ignacio Amat-Santos; Philippe Pibarot; François Maltais; Josep Rodés-Cabau

This study evaluated the effects of COPD on outcomes after TAVI in 319 pts, 30% of whom had COPD. COPD pts had a lower survival rate at 1 yr (71% vs 85%) and experienced less improvement in functional status. Cumulative mortality was predicted by the 6 min walk test, and periprocedural pulmonary complications were predicted by FEV1. TAVI was deemed futile in 40% of COPD pts.

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