Quality and Safety in Health Care, Part XXXI: Selected Risk Factors for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
The Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry has been very helpful in providing data to better understand patient risk factors for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The outcome of TAVR depends on many patient indicators, some of which are given in this article, including the age, dependence on oxygen, classification of pulmonary disease, gender, and the speed of walking. Patient characteristics also help determine which approach will be used to place the device. There are models for the outcome of the TAVR procedure now and more being developed.