When does transapical aortic valve replacement become a futile procedure? An analysis from a national registry.

@article{DOnofrio2014WhenDT,
  title={When does transapical aortic valve replacement become a futile procedure? An analysis from a national registry.},
  author={Augusto D'Onofrio and Stefano Salizzoni and Marco Agrifoglio and Vincenzo Lucchetti and Francesco Musumeci and Giampiero Esposito and Paolo Magagna and Marco Luigi Aiello and Carlo Savini and Mauro Cassese and Mattia Glauber and Giuseppe Punta and Ottavio R Alfieri and Davide Gabbieri and Domenico Mangino and Andrea Agostinelli and Ugolino Livi and Omar Di Gregorio and Alessandro Minati and Giuseppe Faggian and Claudia Filippini and Mauro Rinaldi and Gino Gerosa},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={148 3},
  pages={973-9; discussion 979-80}
}
OBJECTIVES Patient selection is crucial to achieve good outcomes and to avoid futile procedures in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The aim of this multicenter retrospective study was to identify independent predictors of 1-year mortality in patients surviving after transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement. METHODS We analyzed data from the Italian registry of transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement that includes patients undergoing operation in… CONTINUE READING