Procedural Volume and Outcomes for Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement
|During the introduction of transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) in the United States, requirements regarding procedural volume were mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a condition of reimbursement. A better understanding of the relationship between hospital volume of TAVR procedures and patient outcomes could inform policy decisions.|
An inverse volume–mortality association was observed for transfemoral TAVR procedures from 2015 through 2017. Mortality at 30 days was higher and more variable at hospitals with a low procedural volume than at hospitals with a high procedural volume. (Funded by the American College of Cardiology Foundation National Cardiovascular Data Registry and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.)
|Vermulapalli S et al.||The New England Journal of Medicine, Apr 03 2019, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1901109|
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