Comparison of outcomes in patients ≤85 Versus >85 years of age undergoing transcatheter aortic-valve implantation

Ofer Havakuk, Ariel Finkelstein, Arie Steinvil, Amir Halkin, Yaron Arbel, Yigal Abramowitz, Eyal Ben Assa, Maayan Konigstein, Gad Keren, Shmuel Banai

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Abstract

The impact of age on baseline characteristics and outcomes in patients with severe aortic stenosis who undergo transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has not been thoroughly investigated. To describe the baseline clinical profile of TAVI patients aged >85 and ≤85 years and to evaluate the influence of age differences on outcomes, we evaluated a consecutive cohort of 293 patients who underwent transfemoral TAVI at the Tel Aviv Medical Center. The cohort was divided into 2 groups: patients aged >85 years (n = 93) and patients aged ≤85 years (n = 200). Mean age was 83 ± 5.3 years (range 63 to 98) for the entire cohort. Women comprised 70% of the older group and 57.5% of the younger age group (p = 0.043). Baseline clinical profile, including EuroSCORE index and preprocedural aortic valve area were similar in both age groups. Thirty-day mortality, major vascular complications, need for permanent pacemaker implantation, length of hospital stay, and improvement in functional class after the procedure showed no differences between the 2 groups. Adjustment for baseline clinical differences between groups did not change the results. In conclusion, among patients who underwent transfemoral TAVI, older patients (>85 years) experience similar benefits and outcomes regarding functional status, complication rates, and 30-day mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-141
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume113
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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