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Early and late changes in quality of life following TAVI using the transfemoral and transapical approaches

1. Department of Cardiology, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, United Kingdom; 2. King’s College London, The Rayne Institute, Cardiovascular Division St Thomas’ Hospital, London, United Kingdom; 3. Department of Cardiothoracic S


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Early and late changes in quality of life following TAVI using the transfemoral and transapical approaches

Aims: Balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been shown to improve health-related quality of life (QoL) in PARTNER participants at one and 12 months for all employed measures. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of access route upon clinical results and QoL in patients undergoing either transfemoral TAVI (TF-TAVI) or transapical TAVI (TA-TAVI).

Methods and results: A retrospective analysis was performed upon data from 264 consecutive patients receiving TF-TAVI or TA-TAVI at two European centres. QoL ...

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