Increased body mass index (BMI) is an established cardiovascular risk factor. The impact of high BMI on vascular and bleeding complications in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is not clarified. RISPEVA, a multicenter prospective database of patients undergoing TAVI stratified by BMI was used for this analysis.
Impact of High Body Mass Index on Vascular and Bleeding Complications After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Berti S, Bartorelli AL, Koni E, Giordano A, Petronio AS, Iadanza A, Bedogni F, Reimers B, Spaccarotella C, Trani C, Attisano T, Sardella G, Bonmassari R, Medda M, Sherwood MW, Tomai F, Navarese EP; From the RISPEVA registry. Am J Cardiol. 2021 Jul 17:S0002-9149(21)00573-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.06.015