Background: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an established technique to treat severe symptomatic aortic stenosis patients with a wide range of surgical risk. Currently, the common femoral artery is the first choice as the main access route for the procedure. The objective of this observational study is to report our experience on percutaneous and surgical cut-down transfemoral TAVRs comparing the two approaches. Methods: From January 2014 to January 2019, five hundred eleven consecutive patients underwent TAVR for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. We analyzed only elective transfemoral procedures. After propensity score-matching based on age, sex, EuroSCORE II, mean aortic gradient, and left ventricular ejection fraction, we obtained two homogeneous populations: surgical cut-down (n = 119) and percutaneous (n = 225), which were labeled Group 1 and Group 2, respectively. Results: The main findings were that there were no significant procedural outcome differences between the two groups, but Group 2 patients had a shorter length of hospital stay and were more frequently discharged home. At follow-up, Group 1 patients had lower survival rates. Conclusions: An accurate preoperative assessment of the femoral access is mandatory to achieve satisfactory outcomes with transfemoral TAVRs. Nevertheless, the percutaneous approach allows shorter in-hospital stay and the need for rehabilitation, thus potentially decreasing the costs of the procedure.
Proper Selection Does Make the Difference : A Propensity-Matched Analysis of Percutaneous and Surgical Cut-Down Transfemoral TAVR / M. Gennari, M. Rigoni, G. Mastroiacovo, P. Trabattoni, M. Roberto, A.L. Bartorelli, F. Fabbiocchi, G. Tamborini, M. Muratori, L. Fusini, M. Pepi, P.C.M. Muti, G. Polvani, M. Agrifoglio. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 10:5(2021 Feb), pp. 909.1-909.12.
|Titolo:||Proper Selection Does Make the Difference : A Propensity-Matched Analysis of Percutaneous and Surgical Cut-Down Transfemoral TAVR|
|Parole Chiave:||TAVR; percutaneous access; vascular complications; surgical cut-down; transfemoral approach|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/23 - Chirurgia Cardiaca|
Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm10050909|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|