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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs Database Annual Report: Evolving Indications, Outcomes, and Scientific Partnerships
ConclusionsWith the evolution of MCS, patient phenotype and outcomes are also changing over time. CF LVAD support is increasingly being used in the less ill patient phenotype and more patients are supported for destination therapy. Mean survival is now approaching 5 years, but adverse events, especially neurologic events, continue to have a detrimental impact on the success of CF LVAD support.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Transapical and Transaortic Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the United States
Conclusions Patients undergoing TAo TAVR are older, more likely female, and have significantly higher STS predicted risk of mortality scores than patients operated on by TA access. There were no risk-adjusted differences between TA and TAo access in mortality, stroke, or readmission rates as long as 1 year after TAVR.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 30, 2015 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research