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BACKGROUND: We report the findings of the SOURCE-ANZ registry of the clinical outcomes of the Edwards SAPIEN™ Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) in the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) clinical environment. METHODS: This single arm registry of select patients treated in eight centres, represent the initial experience within ANZ with the balloon expandable Edwards SAPIEN THV delivered by transfemoral (TF) and transapical (TA) access. RESULTS: The total enrolment for the study was 132 patients, 63 patients treated by TF, 56 by TA, and 2 patients were withdrawn from the study. The mean ages: 83.7 (TF) and 81.7 (TA), female: 34.3% (TF) and 61.3% (TA), logistic EuroSCORE: 26.8% (TF) and 28.8% (TA), and with procedural success (successful implant without conversion to surgery or death): 92.4% (TF) and 87.1% (TA) (p=0.32). Outcomes were not significantly different between TF and TA implants. These included one year mortality of 13.6% (TF) and 21.7% (TA) (p=0.24), MACCE: 16.7% (TF) and 28.3% (TA) (p=0.12), pacemaker: 4.6% (TF) and 8.3% (TA) (p=0.39), and VARC major vascular complication of 4.6% (TF) and 5.0% (TA) (p=0.91). CONCLUSION: TAVI in the ANZ clinical environment has demonstrated excellent outcomes for both the TA and TF approaches in highly selected patients. These results are consistent with those demonstrated in European, Canadian registries and the pivotal US clinical trials. ACTRN12611001026910.

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Journal article


Int J Cardiol

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406 - 412


Aortic stenosis, Aortic valve disease, TAVI, Valvular heart disease, Aged, 80 and over, Aortic Valve Stenosis, Female, Heart Valve Prosthesis, Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation, Humans, Kaplan-Meier Estimate, Male, Postoperative Complications, Prevalence, Prospective Studies, Registries, Risk Factors, Treatment Outcome, Ultrasonography