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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes in Nonagenarians Stratified by Transfemoral and Transapical Approach

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Christian McNeely, Alan Zajarias, Randall Robbs, Stephen Markwell, Christina M. Vassileva

Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services related to patients aged 65 and older who underwent TAVR during a 2 year period were evaluated, stratified into older (age 90 or greater; 19.3%) and younger cohorts.  Nonagenarians had fewer comorbidities.  Mortality was higher in nonagenarians (8.4% vs 5.9%) as was morbidity (25.4% vs 21.5%).   Among nonagenarians, the transfemoral approach was associated with lower mortality, higher rates of discharge to home, and lower readmission rates. 

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