Rationale. The impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) on cognitive status and quality of life in high-risk patients has been incompletely investigated. Methods. We conducted a prospective, multicenter study including all patients treated with TAVI and high-risk patients undergoing AVR (age ≥80 years or logistic EuroSCORE ≥15%) at participating centers. Multidimensional geriatric evaluation including Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), EuroQol 5D (EQ5D) and Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) were performed at baseline and at 3- and 12-month follow-up. Results. A total of 518 patients (151 AVR and 367 TAVI) were enrolled in 10 Italian institutions. Patients receiving AVR were older (82.7 ± 2.4 years), with a lower logistic EuroSCORE (12.5 ± 7.1%) as compared with TAVI patients (81.5 ± 6.2 years and 19.6 ± 14.0%, respectively, p=0.001 and p<0.001). Overall, 35.5% of patients showed some degree of cognitive impairment at baseline, with no differences between groups. No significant changes in the cognitive status were observed between baseline and follow-up and between groups at any time point. TAVI patients had a lower quality of life at baseline as compared with AVR patients. Generic and heart failure-related quality of life improved significantly after either procedure. Conclusions. In high-risk patients, both TAVI and AVR are associated with a significant improvement of quality of life up to 1 year without a detrimental effect on cognitive function.

[Cognitive and quality of life trajectory after either surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement in high-risk patients]

CIUCA, CRISTINA;FORTUNA, DANIELA;FERRARI, SUSY;MIKUS, ELISA;PANDOLFI, CLAUDIA;MORETTI, CAROLINA;CHATTAT, RABIH;SAVINI, CARLO;MARZOCCHI, ANTONIO;SAIA, FRANCESCO
2016

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Rationale. The impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) on cognitive status and quality of life in high-risk patients has been incompletely investigated. Methods. We conducted a prospective, multicenter study including all patients treated with TAVI and high-risk patients undergoing AVR (age ≥80 years or logistic EuroSCORE ≥15%) at participating centers. Multidimensional geriatric evaluation including Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), EuroQol 5D (EQ5D) and Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) were performed at baseline and at 3- and 12-month follow-up. Results. A total of 518 patients (151 AVR and 367 TAVI) were enrolled in 10 Italian institutions. Patients receiving AVR were older (82.7 ± 2.4 years), with a lower logistic EuroSCORE (12.5 ± 7.1%) as compared with TAVI patients (81.5 ± 6.2 years and 19.6 ± 14.0%, respectively, p=0.001 and p<0.001). Overall, 35.5% of patients showed some degree of cognitive impairment at baseline, with no differences between groups. No significant changes in the cognitive status were observed between baseline and follow-up and between groups at any time point. TAVI patients had a lower quality of life at baseline as compared with AVR patients. Generic and heart failure-related quality of life improved significantly after either procedure. Conclusions. In high-risk patients, both TAVI and AVR are associated with a significant improvement of quality of life up to 1 year without a detrimental effect on cognitive function.
Ciuca, Cristina; Fortuna, Daniela; Ferrari, Susy; Salizzoni, Stefano; Grisoglio, Enrica; Punta, Giuseppe; Del Ponte, Stefano; Aranzulla, Tiziana Claudia; Gabbieri, Davide; Gandolfo, Caterina; Dispensa, Flavia; Vecchio Verderame, Lavinia; Tamburino, Corrado; Caruso, Cinzia; Grossi, Claudio; Mikus, Elisa; Guiducci, Vincenzo; Violini, Roberto; Rongoni, Silvia; Pandolfi, Claudia; Moretti, Carolina; De Palma, Rossana; Chattat, Rabih; Savini, Carlo; Marzocchi, Antonio; Saia, Francesco
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