Women present specific risks for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) but there are scarce sex-based analysis. The aim of this study was to explore the risk of vascular/bleeding complications in females vs. males that underwent TAVI and the impact of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion.
Rodriguez-Gabella T, Zimarino M, Barbanti M, Testa L, Capodanno D, Stefanini GG, Radico F, Fabbiocchi F, Piva T, Saia F, Biancari F, Eskola M, Niemelä M, Airaksinen J, Valtola A, Raivio P, Reimers B, Picchi A, Nicolini E, Olivares P, Moretti C, Maddestra N, Bedogni F, Gallina S, Tamburino C, Amat-Santos IJ. Sex based analysis of the impact of red blood cell transfusion and vascular or bleeding complications related to TAVI - The TRITAVI-Women Study. Int J Cardiol 2021 Mar 1;S0167-5273(21)00375-2 doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2021.02.066.