Association Between Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Subsequent Infective Endocarditis and In-Hospital Death

JAMA

19 September Sep 2016 2 months ago
  • Bartorelli A

Limited data exist on clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients who had infective endocarditis after undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Objective of this multicenter registry is to determine the associated factors, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of patients who had infective endocarditis after TAVR.

In the study, that included 250 cases of definite infective endocarditis after TAVR, the in-hospital mortality was 36% and the 2-year mortality rate was 66.7%. In a subset of 108 cases of infective endocarditis after TAVR younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective endocarditis.

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