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

KARAÇÖP E. , ENHOŞ A. , Bakhshaliyev N.

HERZ, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00059-020-04976-2
  • Title of Journal : HERZ


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.