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Transapical Versus Transfemoral Aortic Valve Implantation: A Multicenter Collaborative Study
A multivariable analysis was performed on data from 4 European centers for outcomes comparing trans-apical (TA; 10%) and transfemoral (TF; 90%) AVI. TA-AVI pts had higher predicted risk and more comorbidities. TA-AVI was associated with increased complications, hospital stay, 30 day mortality, and all cause long-term mortality.