Death and Dialysis After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: An Analysis of the STS/ACC TVT Registry

James W. Hansen, Andrew Foy, Pradeep Yadav, Ian C. Gilchrist, Mark Kozak, Amanda Stebbins, Roland Matsouaka, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Alice Wang, Dee Dee Wang, Marvin H. Eng, Adam B. Greenbaum, William O. O'Neill

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Objectives The authors sought to elucidate the true incidence of renal replacement therapy (RRT) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Background There is a wide discrepancy in the reported rate of RRT after TAVR (1.4% to 40%). The true incidence of RRT after TAVR is unknown. Methods The STS/ACC TVT (Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy) registry was linked to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid database to identify all patients that underwent TAVR from November 2011 through September 2015 and their outcomes. The authors compared rates of death, new RRT, and a composite of both as a function of pre-procedure glomerular filtration rate (GFR), both in stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD), as well as on a continuous scale. Results Pre-procedure GFR is associated with the risk of death and new RRT after TAVR when GFR is <60 ml/min/m2, and increases significantly when GFR falls below 30 ml/min/m2. Incremental increases in GFR of 5 ml/min/m2 were statistically significant (unadjusted hazard ratio: 0.71; p < 0.001) at 30 days, and continued to be significant at 1 year when pre-procedure GFR was <60 ml/min/m2. One in 3 CKD stage 4 patients will be dead within 1 year, with 14.6% (roughly 1 in 6) requiring dialysis. In CKD stage 5, more than one-third of patients will require RRT within 30 days; nearly two-thirds will require RRT at 1 year. Conclusions In both unadjusted and adjusted analysis, pre-procedural GFR was associated with the outcomes of death and new RRT. Increasing CKD stage leads to an increased risk of death and/or RRT. Continuous analysis showed significant differences in outcomes in all levels of CKD when GFR was <60 ml/min/m2. Pre-procedure GFR should be considered when selecting CKD patients for TAVR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2064-2075
Number of pages12
JournalJACC: Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 23 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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