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The impact of frailty on adverse outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement in older adults: A retrospective cohort study - PubMed

The impact of frailty on adverse outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement in older adults: A retrospective cohort study - PubMed

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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35830708/

doi: 10.1002/ccd.30320. Online ahead of print. 1 Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 2 Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30320. Online ahead of print. 1 Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Conclusion: Frailty is common in TAVR patients and is associated with an increased overall risk of postoperative complications, particularly mortality. Increased optimization of screening and treatment of frailty in the guidelines for valvular heart diseases is recommended.