Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for patients with severe bicuspid aortic stenosis

ConclusionsThis initial experience suggests TAVR can be safely performed in patients with BAV achieving similar short-term procedural and clinical outcomes when compared with patients with TAV.Condensed AbstractThe outcomes of 50 patients (8.8%) with bicuspid aortic stenosis (BAV) undergoing TAVR were compared with those of 517 patients (91.2%) with trileaflet aortic valve (TAV) stenosis. Patients with BAV were younger, had higher prevalence of COPD, lower prevalence of CAD, higher BMI and lower STS score. Major complications were similar between the groups, including stroke (2.0% vs. 1.5, P = .567), 30-day all-cause mortality (6.0% vs. 1.5, P = .064), and 2-year survival (82.0% vs. 83.4, P = .476). This initial experience suggests TAVR can be safely performed in patients with BAV achieving similar short-term procedural and clinical outcomes when compared with patients with TAV.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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