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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 6 November 2013 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Patient Gender Does Not Affect Outcome after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)

Patient Gender Does Not Affect Outcome after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)

Patrick Diemert1, Moritz Seiffert2, Renate Schnabel1, Sandra Wilde1, Lennart Conradi2, Johannes Schirmer2, Dietmar Koschyk1, Herrmann Reichenspurner2, Stephan Baldus1, Hendrik Treede2, Stefan Blankenberg1

Departments for 1General and Interventional Cardiology and 2Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Hamburg, Germany

Background and aim of the study: Female gender has recently been suggested to predict a beneficial outcome and lower mortality following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The study aim was to address gender differences in outcome following TAVI and potentially to replicate these findings.

Methods: The present single-center prospective registry of 326 patients with severe aortic stenosis treated by TAVI between 2008 and 2011 consisted of 181 women and 145 men.

Results: The procedural risk was not significantly different between men and women at baseline. For all-cause mortality no difference was observed at 30 days and at 12 months after TAVI.

Conclusion: While several baseline characteristics between men and women treated by TAVI were shown to be different among the study population, no difference was observed in survival between both genders.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:789-793

Patient Gender Does Not Affect Outcome after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)

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