The association of transcatheter aortic valve replacement availability and hospital aortic valve replacement volume and mortality in the United States.

@article{Brennan2014TheAO,
  title={The association of transcatheter aortic valve replacement availability and hospital aortic valve replacement volume and mortality in the United States.},
  author={J. Matthew Brennan and David R. Holmes and Matthew W. Sherwood and Fred H. Edwards and John D. Carroll and Fred L Grover and Emin Murat Tuzcu and Vinod H. Thourani and Ralph G. Brindis and David M Shahian and Lars Georg Svensson and S. M. O'Brien and Cynthia M. Shewan and Kathleen Hewitt and James S. Gammie and John Rumsfeld and Eric D. Peterson and Michael J. Mack},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={2016-22; discussion 2022}
}
BACKGROUND Whether the introduction of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has affected hospitals' surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and overall aortic valve replacement (AVR) case volumes and outcomes in the United States is unknown. METHODS We utilized data from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) adult cardiac surgery database and the STS/American College of Cardiology (ACC) transcatheter valve therapies registry to examine SAVR and TAVR procedures. Temporal trends in… CONTINUE READING
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