Safety and Efficacy of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the Treatment of Pure Aortic Regurgitation in Native Valves and Failing Surgical Bioprostheses: Results From an International Registry Study

Fadi J. Sawaya, Marcus André Deutsch, Moritz Seiffert, Sung Han Yoon, Pablo Codner, Upul Wickramarachchi, Azeem Latib, A. Sonia Petronio, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Maurizio Taramasso, Marco Spaziano, Johan Bosmans, Luigi Biasco, Darren Mylotte, Mikko Savontaus, Peter Gheeraert, Jason Chan, Troels H. Jørgensen, Horst Sievert, Marco MocettiThierry Lefèvre, Francesco Maisano, Antonio Mangieri, David Hildick-Smith, Ran Kornowski, Raj Makkar, Sabine Bleiziffer, Lars Søndergaard, Ole De Backer

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Abstract

Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of transcatheter heart valves (THV) for the treatment of noncalcific pure native aortic valve regurgitation (NAVR) and failing bioprosthetic surgical heart valves (SHVs) with pure severe aortic regurgitation (AR). Background Limited data are available about the “off-label” use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to treat pure severe AR. Methods The study population consisted of patients with pure severe AR treated by TAVR at 18 different centers. Study endpoints were device success, early safety, and clinical efficacy at 30 days, as defined by Valve Academic Research Consortium 2 criteria. Results A total of 146 patients were included, 78 patients in the NAVR group and 68 patients in the failing SHV group. In the NAVR group, device success, early safety, and clinical efficacy were 72%, 66%, and 61%, respectively. Device success and clinical efficacy were significantly better with newer generation THVs compared with old-generation THVs (85% vs. 54% and 75% vs. 46%, respectively, p < 0.05); this was mainly due to less second THV implantations and a lower rate of moderate to severe paravalvular regurgitation (10% vs. 24% and 3% vs. 27%, respectively). Independent predictors of 30-day mortality were body mass index <20 kg/m2, STS surgical risk score >8%, major vascular or access complication, and moderate to severe AR. In the failing SHV group, device success, early safety, and clinical efficacy were 71%, 90%, and 77%, respectively. Conclusions TAVR for pure NAVR remains a challenging condition, with old-generation THVs being associated with THV embolization and migration and significant paravalvular regurgitation. Newer generation THVs show more promising outcomes. For those patients with severe AR due to failing SHVs, TAVR is a valuable therapeutic option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1048-1056
Number of pages9
JournalJACC: Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 22 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aortic regurgitation
  • efficacy
  • safety
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • valve-in-valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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