Article Abstract

Another passenger for the TAVR speeding train

Authors: Chiara Fraccaro, Daisuke Ueshima, Giuseppe Tarantini


Valve heart disease occurs with equal frequency in men and women and increases in prevalence for both gender with advancing age (1). However, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database and the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group registry revealed that valve surgery patients were predominantly male (62%), and female sex was associated with greater operative mortality (2).