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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.120, No.6, p.462–467, 2019

Title: Transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement with the balloon expandable aortic bioprosthetic valve in high risk patients with severe aortic stenosis: Intermediate-term results from the register of the clinic of cardiac surgery
Author: M. Hulman, M. Bena, P. Artemiou, I. Gasparovic, V. Hudec, J. Hasakova

Abstract: BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to report our experience in performing transapical (TA) TAVR with a balloon-expandable valve only by cardiac surgeons, with on site interventional cardiology support.
METHODS: A retrospective review of 97 consecutive patients that underwent TA TAVR due to severe symptomatic aortic stenosis was performed from 2012 to 2016. Median follow-up time was 20.5 months. Preoperative risk factors and postoperative outcomes were evaluated using Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 definitions.
RESULTS: All patients were high risk with a mean Euroscore of 7.28±7.77. Five year and 30-day mortality were 9.3 % and 1.1 %, respectively. Ninty six (98.9 %) of the patients had no or mild paravalvular leak seen by transesophageal echocardiography after implantation. Device success was 91.8%. Postoperatively there was a significant increase of the ejection fraction (50.8±7.1 % preoperatively vs 53.1±7.7 % postoperatively, p=0.009) and reverse remodeling of the left ventricle (left ventricular end-diastolic diameter preoperatively 50.8±7.1 mm vs 49.2±8.1 mm postoperatively, p=0.031).
CONCLUSION: Our experience demonstrates that TA TAVR can be performed only by cardiac surgeons, with on site interventional cardiology support safely and successfully with low and comparable postoperative mortality and rate of complications (Tab. 4, Fig. 1, Ref. 26).

Keywords: transapical TAVR, interdisciplinary heart team
Published online: 21-Jun-2019
Year: 2019, Volume: 120, Issue: 6 Page From: 462, Page To: 467

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