Surgical and transcatheter aortic valve procedures. The limits of risk scores.

  title={Surgical and transcatheter aortic valve procedures. The limits of risk scores.},
  author={Marco Ranucci and Fabio Guarracino and Serenella Castelvecchio and Rubia Baldassarri and Remo Daniel Covello and Giovanni Landoni},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  volume={11 2},
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement in very high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. The present multicenter, retrospective study investigates the accuracy and calibration properties of the EuroSCORE and the age, serum creatinine, and ejection fraction (ACEF) score in selecting a population of patients to be referred to TAVI. The study includes 1053 surgical and 211 transcatheter procedures. The operative mortality rate… CONTINUE READING
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