Impact of postdischarge care fragmentation on clinical outcomes and survival following transcatheter aortic valve replacement

KARAÇÖP E. , ENHOŞ A. , Bakhshaliyev N.

HERZ, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background. The study aimed to evaluate the prognostic impact of postdischarge care fragmentation in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Methods. A total of 266 patients undergoing TAVR due to severe aortic stenosis were included in this retrospective cohort study. Patients were assigned to one of two groups based on presence (n= 104) and absence (n= 162) of postdischarge care fragmentation. Fragmented care was defined as at least one readmission to a site other than the implanting TAVR center within 90 days. Prognostic impact of care fragmentation on clinical outcomes and predictors of long-term mortality were investigated.