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Evaluation of Changes in Functional Status in the Year After Aortic Valve Replacement

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Dae Hyun Kim, Jonathan Afilalo, Sandra M. Shi, Jeffrey J. Popma, Kamal R. Khabbaz, Roger J. Laham, Francine Grodstein, Kimberly Guibone, Eliah Lux, Lewis A. Lipsitz

In this prospective single-institution study, functional status trajectory one year after intervention was compared for transcatheter (TAVR) versus surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR).  A moderate/large decline compared to preintervention status occurred in 23% of TAVR patients and 4% of SAVR patients.  A frailty index, postoperative delirium, and procedure-related complications were associated with postintervention decline.

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