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TAVR model reveals differences in hospital outcomes

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Dr N. Desai, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
ACC 2020
STS/ACC TVT Registry
A novel, patient-centric, composite-outcome model for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) based on 30-day outcomes and their ranked association with both 1-year mortality and quality of life has shown significant site-level variation in mortality and major complications after TAVR procedures in the United States [1]. Dr Nimesh Desai (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA) presented the results of the STS/ACC TVT Registry. The purpose of the study was to determine whether site-level variation exists in TAVR quality of care in the USA using a novel, patient-centric, 30-day, composite-outcome measure, comparing each hospital to the national average. The patient cohort consisted of patients who underwent transfemoral TAVR for symptomatic aortic stenosis between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2017. Data from hospitals wi...

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