Predictors of permanent pacemaker implantation in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing TAVR: a meta-analysis.

@article{Siontis2014PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of permanent pacemaker implantation in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing TAVR: a meta-analysis.},
  author={George C. M. Siontis and Peter J{\"u}ni and Thomas Pilgrim and Stefan Stortecky and Lutz Buellesfeld and Bernhard Meier and Peter M. Wenaweser and Stephan Windecker},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={129-40}
}
BACKGROUND Atrioventricular (AV) conduction disturbances requiring permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation may complicate transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Available evidence on predictors of PPM is sparse and derived from small studies. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to provide summary effect estimates for clinically useful predictors of PPM implantation after TAVR. METHODS We performed a systematic search for studies that reported the incidence of PPM implantation… CONTINUE READING