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Usefulness of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation for Treatment of Pure Native Aortic Valve Regurgitation


De Backer, Ole; Pilgrim, Thomas; Simonato, Matheus; et al; Taramasso, Maurizio (2018). Usefulness of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation for Treatment of Pure Native Aortic Valve Regurgitation. American Journal of Cardiology, 122(6):1028-1035.

Abstract

Patients with pure native aortic valve regurgitation (NAVR) and increased surgical risk are often denied surgery. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the "off-label" use of transcatheter heart valves (THV) for the treatment of NAVR. A total of 254 high surgical risk patients with NAVR (age 74 ± 12 years, Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk score 6.6 ± 6.2%) underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with early generation (43%) or newer generation (57%) devices at 46 different sites. Device success was significantly higher in patients treated with newer as compared with early generation THV (82% vs 47%, p <0.001). The difference was driven by lower rates of device malpositioning (9% vs 33%) and aortic regurgitation (AR) ≥ moderate (4% vs 31%) and translated into higher clinical efficacy at 30 days in patients treated with newer as compared with early generation THV (72% vs 56%, p = 0.041). Both THV under- and oversizing were associated with an increased risk of THV malpositioning. In conclusion, TAVI is a feasible treatment strategy in selected high-risk patients with NAVR but is associated with a considerable risk of THV malpositioning and residual AR. Although newer-generation THV are associated with better outcomes, novel devices for the treatment of NAVR are warranted.

Abstract

Patients with pure native aortic valve regurgitation (NAVR) and increased surgical risk are often denied surgery. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the "off-label" use of transcatheter heart valves (THV) for the treatment of NAVR. A total of 254 high surgical risk patients with NAVR (age 74 ± 12 years, Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk score 6.6 ± 6.2%) underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with early generation (43%) or newer generation (57%) devices at 46 different sites. Device success was significantly higher in patients treated with newer as compared with early generation THV (82% vs 47%, p <0.001). The difference was driven by lower rates of device malpositioning (9% vs 33%) and aortic regurgitation (AR) ≥ moderate (4% vs 31%) and translated into higher clinical efficacy at 30 days in patients treated with newer as compared with early generation THV (72% vs 56%, p = 0.041). Both THV under- and oversizing were associated with an increased risk of THV malpositioning. In conclusion, TAVI is a feasible treatment strategy in selected high-risk patients with NAVR but is associated with a considerable risk of THV malpositioning and residual AR. Although newer-generation THV are associated with better outcomes, novel devices for the treatment of NAVR are warranted.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Vascular Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Language:English
Date:15 September 2018
Deposited On:22 Feb 2019 08:54
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 09:36
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0002-9149
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.05.044
PubMed ID:30072124

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