David J Cohen

University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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  • Rishi Puri · Bernard Iung · David J Cohen · Josep Rodés-Cabau
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    ABSTRACT: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has spawned the evolution of novel catheter-based therapies for a variety of cardiovascular conditions. Newer device iterations are delivering lower peri- and early post-procedural complication rates in patients with aortic stenosis, who were otherwise deemed too high risk for conventional surgical valve replacement. Yet beyond the post-procedural period, a considerable portion of current TAVI recipients fail to derive a benefit from TAVI, either dying or displaying a lack of clinical and functional improvement. Considerable interest now lies in better identifying factors likely to predict futility post-TAVI. Implicit in this are the critical roles of frailty, disability, and a multimorbidity patient assessment. In this review, we outline the roles that a variety of medical comorbidities play in determining futile post-TAVI outcomes, including the critical role of frailty underlying the identification of patients unlikely to benefit from TAVI. We discuss various TAVI risk scores, and further propose that by combining such scores along with frailty parameters and the presence of specific organ failure, a more accurate and holistic assessment of potential TAVI-related futility could be achieved.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · European Heart Journal
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to characterize outcomes for everolimus-eluting stent (EES)-treated subjects according to treatment with continued thienopyridine plus aspirin versus aspirin alone 12 to 30 months after stenting. BACKGROUND In the DAPT (Dual Antiplatelet Therapy) study, continued thienopyridine plus aspirin beyond 1 year after coronary stenting reduced ischemic events. Given low rates of stent thrombosis and myocardial infarction (MI) for current drug-eluting stents, we examined outcomes among EES-treated subjects in the DAPT study. METHODS The DAPT study enrolled 25,682 subjects (11,308 EES-treated) after coronary stenting. Following 12 months of treatment with thienopyridine and aspirin, eligible subjects continued treatment with aspirin and 9,961 (4,703 with EES) were randomized to 18 months of continued thienopyridine or placebo. Stent type was not randomized, and the EES subset analysis was post hoc. RESULTS Among EES-treated patients, continued thienopyridine reduced stent thrombosis (0.3% vs. 0.7%, hazard ratio [HR]: 0.38, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.15 to 0.97; p = 0.04) and MI (2.1% vs. 3.2%, HR: 0.63, 95% CI: 0.44 to 0.91; p = 0.01) versus placebo but did not reduce a composite of death, MI, and stroke (4.3% vs. 4.5%, HR: 0.89, 95% CI: 0.67 to 1.18; p = 0.42), and increased moderate/severe bleeding (2.5% vs. 1.3%, HR: 1.79, 95% CI: 1.15 to 2.80; p = 0.01), and death (2.2% vs. 1.1%, HR: 1.80, 95% CI: 1.11 to 2.92; p = 0.02). Death due to cancer and not related to bleeding was increased (0.64% vs. 0.17%; p = 0.01). CONCLUSIONS In EES-treated subjects, significant reductions in stent thrombosis and MI and an increase in bleeding were observed with continued thienopyridine beyond 1 year compared with aspirin alone. (The Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Study [DAPT Study]); NCT00977938) (J Am Coll Cardiol Intv 2016; 9: 138-47) (C) 2016 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · JACC Cardiovascular Interventions
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    ABSTRACT: Background Prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is recommended after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to reduce ischemic events but is associated with increased rates of major and minor bleeding. Objectives This study sought to determine the incidence of post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) bleeding that occurs on contemporary DAPT and its impact on quality of life (QOL). Methods We studied 9,290 AMI patients treated with PCI and discharged alive between April 2010 and September 2012. Post-discharge bleeding was categorized according to the Bleeding Academic Research Consortium (BARC) definition. The primary outcome was the 6-month Euro QOL-5 Dimension (EQ-5D) index score (a measure of health utility); a secondary outcome was the EQ-5D visual analog scale (VAS) at 6 months. Results Of the 9,290 patients with AMI, bleeding events occurred as follows: any BARC bleeding: 24.2%; BARC 1: 9.1%; BARC 2: 13.8%; BARC 3: 1.1%; BARC 4: 0.03%; and BARC 5: 0%. Those who experienced any BARC bleeding had lower scores across all 5 EQ-5D domains (mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain, and anxiety), as well as lower EQ-5D VAS and EQ-5D index scores. After clinical risk adjustment, any BARC bleeding was independently associated with 6-month EQ-5D index score (p < 0.0001) and lower QOL (p < 0.001). Both the EQ-5D index and the VAS score declined in a stepwise fashion with increasing BARC severity. Conclusions Among patients undergoing PCI for AMI, bleeding during follow-up was associated with worse 6-month utility and QOL. Although even minor bleeding was associated with impaired health status and QOL, the degree of impairment increased in a stepwise fashion with bleeding severity.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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    ABSTRACT: Background Previous studies of the cost-effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have been based primarily on a single balloon-expandable system. Objectives The goal of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of TAVR with a self-expanding prosthesis compared with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Methods We performed a formal economic analysis on the basis of individual, patient-level data from the CoreValve U.S. High Risk Pivotal Trial. Empirical data regarding survival and quality of life over 2 years, and medical resource use and hospital costs through 12 months were used to project life expectancy, quality-adjusted life expectancy, and lifetime medical costs in order to estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness of TAVR versus SAVR from a U.S. perspective. Results Relative to SAVR, TAVR reduced initial length of stay an average of 4.4 days, decreased the need for rehabilitation services at discharge, and resulted in superior 1-month quality of life. Index admission and projected lifetime costs were higher with TAVR than with SAVR (differences $11,260 and $17,849 per patient, respectively), whereas TAVR was projected to provide a lifetime gain of 0.32 quality-adjusted life-years ([QALY]; 0.41 LY) with 3% discounting. Lifetime incremental cost-effectiveness ratios were $55,090 per QALY gained and $43,114 per LY gained. Sensitivity analyses indicated that a reduction in the initial cost of TAVR by ∼$1,650 would lead to an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio <$50,000/QALY gained. Conclusions In a high-risk clinical trial population, TAVR with a self-expanding prosthesis provided meaningful clinical benefits compared with SAVR, with incremental costs considered acceptable by current U.S. standards. With expected modest reductions in the cost of index TAVR admissions, the value of TAVR compared with SAVR in this patient population would become high. (Safety and Efficacy Study of the Medtronic CoreValve System in the Treatment of Symptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis in High Risk and Very High Risk Subjects Who Need Aortic Valve Replacement [Medtronic CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Trial]; NCT01240902)
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  • No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to determine whether bleeding risk varies depending on which P2Y12 receptor inhibitor agent is used.
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    ABSTRACT: Aims: In the dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) study, continued thienopyridine beyond 12 months after drug-eluting stent placement was associated with increased mortality compared with placebo. We sought to evaluate factors related to mortality in randomized patients receiving either drug-eluting or bare metal stents in the DAPT study. Methods and results: Patients were enrolled after coronary stenting, given thienopyridine and aspirin for 12 months, randomly assigned to continued thienopyridine or placebo for an additional 18 months (while taking aspirin), and subsequently treated with aspirin alone for another 3 months. A blinded independent adjudication committee evaluated deaths. Among 11 648 randomized patients, rates of all-cause mortality rates were 1.9 vs. 1.5% (continued thienopyridine vs. placebo, P = 0.07), cardiovascular mortality, 1.0 vs. 1.0% (P = 0.97), and non-cardiovascular mortality, 0.9 vs. 0.5% (P = 0.01) over the randomized period (Months 12-30). Rates of fatal bleeding were 0.2 vs. 0.1% (P = 0.81), and deaths related to any prior bleeding were 0.3 vs. 0.2% (P = 0.36), Months 12-33). Cancer incidence did not differ (2.0 vs. 1.6%, P = 0.12). Cancer-related deaths occurred in 0.6 vs. 0.3% (P = 0.02) and were rarely related to bleeding (0.1 vs. 0, P = 0.25). After excluding those occurring in patients with cancer diagnosed before enrolment, rates were 0.4 vs. 0.3% (P = 0.16). Conclusion: Bleeding accounted for a minority of deaths among patients treated with continued thienopyridine. Cancer-related death in association with thienopyridine therapy was mainly not related to bleeding and may be a chance finding. Caution is warranted when considering extended thienopyridine in patients with advanced cancer. Trial registration: clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00977938.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · European Heart Journal
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    ABSTRACT: Aims: Recent cost-effectiveness analyses of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have been limited by a short time horizon or were restricted to the US healthcare perspective. We, therefore, used individual patient-level data from the SYNTAX trial to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of PCI versus CABG from a European (Dutch) perspective. Methods and results: Between 2005 and 2007, 1800 patients with three-vessel or left main coronary artery disease were randomised to either CABG (n=897) or PCI with drug-eluting stents (DES; n=903). Costs were estimated for all patients based on observed healthcare resource usage over 5 years of follow-up. Health state utilities were evaluated with the EuroQOL questionnaire. A patient-level microsimulation model based on Dutch life-tables was used to extrapolate the 5-year in-trial data to a lifetime horizon. Although initial procedural costs were lower for CABG, total initial hospitalisation costs per patient were higher (€17 506 vs €14 037, p<0.001). PCI was more costly during the next 5 years of follow-up, due to more frequent hospitalisations, repeat revascularisation procedures and higher medication costs. Nevertheless, total 5-year costs remained €2465/patient higher with CABG. When the in-trial results were extrapolated to a lifetime horizon, CABG was projected to be economically attractive relative to DES-PCI, with gains in both life expectancy and quality-adjusted life expectancy. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) (€5390/quality-adjusted life year (QALY) gained) was favourable and remained <€80 000/QALY in >90% of the bootstrap replicates. Outcomes were similar when incorporating the prognostic impact of non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke, as well as across a broad range of assumptions regarding the effect of CABG on post-trial survival and costs. However, DES-PCI was economically dominant compared with CABG in patients with a SYNTAX Score ≤22 or in those with left main disease. In patients for whom the SYNTAX Score II favoured PCI based on lower predicted 4-year mortality, PCI was also economically dominant, whereas in those patients for whom the SYNTAX Score II favoured surgery, CABG was highly economically attractive (ICER range, €2967 to €3737/QALY gained). Conclusions: For the broad population with three-vessel or left main disease who are candidates for either CABG or PCI, we found that CABG is a clinically and economically attractive revascularisation strategy compared with DES-PCI from a Dutch healthcare perspective. The cost-effectiveness of CABG versus PCI differed according to several anatomic factors, however. The newly developed SYNTAX Score II provides enhanced prognostic discrimination in this population, and may be a useful tool to guide resource allocation as well. Trial registration number: Clinical trial unique identifier: NCT00114972 (http://www.clinical-trials.gov).
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Heart (British Cardiac Society)
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND Up to 65% of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have multivessel coronary artery disease (MVCAD). Long-term health status of STEMI patients after multivessel revascularization is unknown. OBJECTIVES This study investigated the relationship between multivessel revascularization and health status outcomes (symptoms and quality of life [QoL]) in STEMI patients with MVCAD. METHODS Using a U.S. myocardial infarction registry and the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ), we determined the health status of patients with STEMI and MVCAD at the time of STEMI and 1 year later. We assessed the association of multivessel revascularization during index hospitalization with 1-year health status using multivariable linear regression analysis, and also examined demographic, clinical, and angiographic factors associated with multivessel revascularization. RESULTS Among 664 STEMI patients with MVCAD, 251 (38%) underwent multivessel revascularization. Most revascularizations were staged during the index hospitalization (64.1%), and 8.0% were staged after discharge, with 27.9% performed during primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Multivessel revascularization was associated with age and more diseased vessels. At 1 year, multivessel revascularization was independently associated with improved symptoms (4.5 points higher SAQ angina frequency score; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.0 to 7.9) and QoL (6.6 points higher SAQ QoL score; 95% CI: 2.7 to 10.6). One-year mortality was not different between those who did and did not undergo multivessel revascularization (3.6% vs. 3.4%; log-rank test p = 0.88). CONCLUSIONS Multivessel revascularization improved angina and QoL in STEMI patients with MVCAD. Patient-centered outcomes should be considered in future trials of multivessel revascularization. (C) 2015 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Evidence from large, randomized, controlled peripheral artery disease trials reporting long-term outcomes using drug-coated balloons (DCBs) is limited. Previously, the DCB showed favorable 1-year outcomes compared with conventional percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), yet durability of the treatment effect with DCBs remains unknown. Objectives: This study sought to investigate the longer-term outcomes of a paclitaxel-eluting DCB compared to PTA for femoropopliteal lesions. Methods: We enrolled 331 patients with symptomatic (Rutherford 2 to 4) femoropopliteal lesions up to 18 cm in length. Patients were randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to treatment with DCB or PTA. The 24-month assessments included primary patency, freedom from clinically driven target lesion revascularization (CD-TLR), major adverse events, and quality of life and functional outcomes as assessed by the EuroQOL-5D quality-of-life questionnaire, walking impairment questionnaire, and 6-min walk test. Results: At 24 months, patients treated with DCB showed significantly higher primary patency when compared with PTA (78.9% vs. 50.1%; p < 0.001). The rates of CD-TLR were 9.1% and 28.3% (p < 0.001) for the DCB and PTA groups, respectively. The overall mortality rate in the DCB group was 8.1% versus 0.9% in the PTA group (p = 0.008). There were no device- or procedure-related deaths and no major amputations in either group through 24-month follow-up. The rate of vessel thrombosis was low (1.5% DCB vs. 3.8% PTA; p = 0.243), with no new events reported between 1 and 2 years. Both groups showed similar functional improvement at 2 years, although DCB patients achieved this level of function with 58% fewer reinterventions. Conclusions: The 24-month outcomes from the trial demonstrate a durable and superior treatment effect of DCB versus PTA with significantly higher primary patency, lower CD-TLR, and similar functional status improvement with fewer repeat interventions. (Randomized Trial of IN.PACT Admiral Drug Eluting Balloon vs Standard PTA for the Treatment of SFA and Proximal Popliteal Arterial Disease [INPACT SFA I]; NCT01175850; and IN.PACT Admiral Drug-Coated Balloon vs. Standard Balloon Angioplasty for the Treatment of Superficial Femoral Artery [SFA] and Proximal Popliteal Artery [PPA] [INPACT SFA II]; NCT01566461).
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Within the context of a prospective randomized trial (SWIFT PRIME), we assessed whether early imaging of stroke patients, primary with CT perfusion, can estimate the size of the irreversibly injured ischemic core and the volume of critically hypoperfused tissue. We also evaluated the accuracy of ischemic core and hypoperfusion volumes for predicting infarct volume in patients with the target mismatch profile. Methods: Baseline ischemic core and hypoperfusion volumes were assessed prior to randomized treatment with IV tPA-alone vs. IV tPA + endovascular therapy (Solitaire stent-retriever) using RAPID automated post-processing software. Reperfusion was assessed with angiographic TICI scores at the end of the procedure (endovascular group) and Tmax >6s volumes at 27-hours (both groups). Infarct volume was assessed at 27-hours on non-contrast CT or MRI. Results: 151 patients with baseline imaging with CT perfusion (79%) or multimodal MRI (21%) were included. The median baseline ischemic core volume was 6 ml (IQR 0-16). Ischemic core volumes correlated with 27-hour infarct volumes in patients who achieved reperfusion (r = 0.58, P <0.0001). In patients who did not reperfuse (<10% reperfusion), baseline Tmax>6s lesion volumes correlated with 27-hour infarct volume (r=0.78; P=0.005). In Target mismatch patients, the union of baseline core and early follow-up Tmax>6s volume (i.e. predicted infarct volume) correlated with the 27-hour infarct volume (r=0.73; P<0.0001); the median absolute difference between the observed and predicted volume was 13 ml. Interpretation: Ischemic core and hypoperfusion volumes, obtained primarily from CT perfusion scans, predict 27-hour infarct volume in acute stroke patients who were treated with reperfusion therapies. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Annals of Neurology
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives This study investigates the effects of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPIs) on outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Background Ischemic complications are reduced after PCI when a GPI is added to heparin. However, there are limited data on the safety and efficacy in contemporary PCI. Methods We used the National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry data to assess the association between GPI use and PCI outcomes for acute coronary syndrome between July 2009 and September 2011. The primary outcome was all-cause in-hospital mortality. The secondary outcome was major bleeding. To adjust for potential bias, we used multivariable logistic regression, propensity-matched (PM) analysis, and instrumental variable analysis (IVA). Results There were 970,865 patients included; 326,283 (33.6%) received a GPI. Unadjusted mortality and major bleeding were more common with a GPI (2.4% vs. 1.4% and 3.7% vs. 1.5%, respectively; p < 0.001 for both). In contrast, GPI use was associated with lower mortality on adjusted analyses; relative risks range from 0.72 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.50 to 0.97) with IVA to 0.90 (95% CI: 0.86 to 0.95) with PM. The association of GPI use with bleeding remained in adjusted analyses (multivariable relative risk: 1.93, 95% CI: 1.83 to 2.04; PM relative risk: 1.83, 95% CI: 1.74 to 1.92; and IVA relative risk: 1.53, 95% CI: 1.27 to 2.13). Subgroup analysis revealed enhanced risk reduction with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, high predicted mortality, and heparin-based anticoagulation. Conclusions In unselected acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing PCI, GPI use was associated with reduced in-hospital mortality and increased bleeding. In the modern era of PCI, there may still be a role for the judicious use of GPIs.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · JACC Cardiovascular Interventions
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Although platelet function and pharmacogenomic testing have been studied in clinical trials, their adoption into contemporary practice is unknown. Methods: We studied patterns of platelet function and pharmacogenomic testing among 10,048 patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with percutaneous coronary intervention at 226 US hospitals in the TRANSLATE-ACS observational study between April 2010 and October 2012, excluding those receiving research protocol-mandated testing. Inverse probability-weighted propensity adjustment was used to compare 1-year bleeding and major adverse cardiac event risks between patients with and without testing. Results: Overall, 337 (3.4%) patients underwent predischarge platelet function testing, whereas 85 (0.9%) underwent pharmacogenomic testing; 82% and 93% of hospitals never performed any platelet function or pharmacogenomic testing, respectively. Patients undergoing testing were more likely to be on an adenosine diphosphate receptor inhibitor preadmission or to have percutaneous coronary intervention of a previously treated lesion. Tested patients were more likely than nontested patients to be switched from clopidogrel to prasugrel/ticagrelor (25.7% vs 9.7%, P < .001) and were more likely to be on prasugrel/ticagrelor 6 months postdischarge (33.8% vs 25.1%, P < .001). No significant differences in 1-year bleeding and major adverse cardiac event risks were observed between tested and nontested patients (adjusted hazard ratios 1.06 [95% CI 0.68-1.65] and 1.21 [95% CI 0.94-1.54], respectively). Conclusions: Platelet function and pharmacogenomic testing are rarely performed in contemporary myocardial infarction patients in the United States. When tested, patients were more likely to be treated with higher-potency adenosine diphosphate receptor inhibitors, yet no significant differences in longitudinal outcomes were observed.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · American heart journal
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Drug-eluting stents (DES) reduce restenosis, as compared with bare-metal stents (BMS); however, the relationship between stent type and health status is unknown. We examined whether stent type was associated with health status outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods and results: We evaluated 6- and 12-month health status in 2,694 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) enrolled in the TRIUMPH and PREMIER registries who underwent PCI with DES (n = 1,361) or BMS (n = 1,333). Health status was assessed with the Seattle Angina Questionnaire, Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-12, and Patient Health Questionnaire depression scale. Propensity matching was performed to account for baseline differences in patient characteristics, resulting in a comparison cohort of 784 patients treated with DES and 784 patients treated with BMS. Both groups experienced significant improvements in health status at 6 and 12 months after PCI. Drug-eluting stent use was associated with a small improvement in Seattle Angina Questionnaire quality of life and functional limitation scores at 6 months (3.6 [95% CI 0.96-6.21], P = .007, and 3.8 [1.55-6.01], P < .001, respectively), but not at 12 months (2.3 [-0.46 to 5.03], P = .10, and 0.3 [-2.04 to 2.48], P = .85, respectively). Conclusions: In patients with AMI undergoing PCI, DES use was associated with transient but unsustained health status benefits over 12 months after AMI.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · American heart journal
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    ABSTRACT: Background In 21,105 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial demonstrated that both higher dose (60 mg/30 mg dose reduced) and lower dose (30 mg/15 mg dose reduced) once-daily regimens of edoxaban were non-inferior to warfarin for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism (SE), with significantly lower rates of bleeding and cardiovascular death. Higher dose edoxaban was associated with a greater reduction in the risk of ischemic stroke than lower dose edoxaban, and the FDA approved higher dose edoxaban in patients with creatinine clearance 95 mL/min. This study evaluated the economic value of higher dose edoxaban vs warfarin based on data from patients in ENGAGE within the FDA-approved population. Methods We assessed the cost-effectiveness of edoxaban vs warfarin over a lifetime horizon from the US healthcare system perspective using a Markov model based on a combination of ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial data, US life tables, and published literature on the costs and long-term outcomes of non-fatal cardiovascular and bleeding events. Data from the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial were used to calculate age-adjusted event rates for warfarin and hazard ratios (HRs) for the relative impact of edoxaban on embolic and bleeding complications. Based on the wholesale acquisition price, edoxaban and warfarin were assumed to cost $9.24 and $0.36/day, respectively. Results For edoxaban vs warfarin, lifetime incremental costs and QALYs were $16,384 and 0.444, respectively, yielding an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of $36,862/QALY gained, using data from patients with creatinine clearance 95 mL/min in ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48. ICERs were more favorable for patients without compared to those with prior warfarin use; ICERs differed minimally by CHADS2 score. Conclusions Despite its higher acquisition cost, edoxaban is an economically attractive alternative to warfarin for the prevention of stroke and SE in patients with atrial fibrillation and creatinine clearance 95 mL/min. These results were robust to variation of key model parameters, including assumptions regarding the cost and quality-of-life impact of stroke and bleeding events, and were favorable across both CHADS score stroke-risk categories.
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    ABSTRACT: Vascular complications remain an important consideration when selecting access for delivery of large endovascular devices. With the advent of transcatheter aortic valve replacement, transapical access has become an acceptable technique when transfemoral or direct transaortic access is contraindicated. We report the use of the transapical approach during thoracic aortic endovascular repair in 2 patients, one of which included concomitant delivery of a transcatheter aortic valve replacement device. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a hybrid single-stage transcatheter aortic valve replacement and thoracic aortic endovascular repair using transapical access. Copyright © 2015 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · The Annals of thoracic surgery
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    ABSTRACT: This study describes short-term and mid-term outcomes of nonagenarian patients undergoing transfemoral or transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valve (PARTNER)-I trial. From April 2007 to February 2012, 531 nonagenarians, mean age 93 ± 2.1 years, underwent TAVR with a balloon-expandable prosthesis in the PARTNER-I trial: 329 through transfemoral (TF-TAVR) and 202 transapical (TA-TAVR) access. Clinical events were adjudicated and echocardiographic results analyzed in a core laboratory. Quality of life (QoL) data were obtained up to 1 year post-TAVR. Time-varying all-cause mortality was referenced to that of an age-sex-race-matched US population. For TF-TAVR, post-procedure 30-day stroke risk was 3.6%; major adverse events occurred in 35% of patients; 30-day paravalvular leak was greater than moderate in 1.4%; median post-procedure length of stay (LOS) was 5 days. Thirty-day mortality was 4.0% and 3-year mortality 48% (44% for the matched population). By 6 months, most QoL measures had stabilized at a level considerably better than baseline, with Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) 72 ± 21. For TA-TAVR, post-procedure 30-day stroke risk was 2.0%; major adverse events 32%; 30-day paravalvular leak was greater than moderate in 0.61%; and median post-procedure LOS was 8 days. Thirty-day mortality was 12% and 3-year mortality 54% (42% for the matched population); KCCQ was 73 ± 23. A TAVR can be performed in nonagenarians with acceptable short- and mid-term outcomes. Although TF- and TA-TAVR outcomes are not directly comparable, TA-TAVR appears to carry a higher risk of early death without a difference in intermediate-term mortality. Age alone should not preclude referral for TAVR in nonagenarians. Copyright © 2015 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · The Annals of thoracic surgery
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    ABSTRACT: When transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) cannot be carried out through transfemoral access, alternative access TAVR is indicated. The purpose of this study was to explore inhospital and 1-year outcomes of patients undergoing alternative access TAVR through the transapical (TA) or transaortic (TAo) techniques in the United States. Clinical records of 4,953 patients undergoing TA (n = 4,085) or TAo (n = 868) TAVR from 2011 to 2014 in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry were linked to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services hospital claims. Inhospital and 1-year clinical outcomes were stratified by operative risk; and the risk-adjusted association between access route and mortality, stroke, and heart failure repeat hospitalization was explored. Mean age for all patients was 82.8 ± 6.8 years. The median STS predicted risk of mortality was significantly higher among patients undergoing TAo (8.8 versus 7.4, p < 0.001). When compared with TA, TAo was associated with an increased risk of unadjusted 30-day mortality (10.3% versus 8.8%) and 1-year mortality (30.3% versus 25.6%, p = 0.006). There were no significant differences between TAo and TA for inhospital stroke rate (2.2%), major vascular complications (0.3%), and 1-year heart failure rehospitalizations (15.7%). Examination of high-risk and inoperable subgroups showed that 1-year mortality was significantly higher for TAo patients classified as inoperable (p = 0.012). Patients undergoing TAo TAVR are older, more likely female, and have significantly higher STS predicted risk of mortality scores than patients operated on by TA access. There were no risk-adjusted differences between TA and TAo access in mortality, stroke, or readmission rates as long as 1 year after TAVR. Copyright © 2015 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · The Annals of thoracic surgery

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  • 2007-2016
    • University of Missouri - Kansas City
      • • "Saint Luke's" Mid America Heart Institute
      • • Department of Internal Medicine
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • Cornell University
      Итак, New York, United States
  • 2015
    • University of Leicester
      Leiscester, England, United Kingdom
  • 2006-2015
    • Saint Luke's Health System (KS, USA)
      Kansas City, Kansas, United States
  • 1991-2015
    • Columbia University
      • • Department of Medicine
      • • College of Physicians and Surgeons
      New York, New York, United States
  • 2014
    • University of Toronto
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2006-2014
    • St. Luke's Hospital
      CID, Iowa, United States
  • 2004-2014
    • University of Missouri
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
      Harefield, England, United Kingdom
  • 2013
    • Baylor Health Care System
      Dallas, Texas, United States
  • 2007-2013
    • CUNY Graduate Center
      New York, New York, United States
  • 2012
    • Saint Louis University
      • Division of Cardiology
      Сент-Луис, Michigan, United States
    • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
      Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
  • 2008-2012
    • St. Luke's Hospital (MO, USA)
      Saint Louis, Michigan, United States
    • St. Luke School of Medicine
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • Mercer University
      Atlanta, Michigan, United States
  • 2011
    • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
      • Section of Cardiology
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
  • 2010
    • University of British Columbia - Vancouver
      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • Baystate Medical Center
      Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
  • 2009
    • Christiana Care Health System
      Wilmington, Delaware, United States
  • 1995-2009
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
      • Department of Medicine
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • 2002-2006
    • Boston Biomedical Research Institute
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • Lenox Hill Hospital
      New York, New York, United States
    • Virginia Mason Medical Center
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • Cardiovascular Research Foundation
      New York City, New York, United States
  • 2005
    • St. Michael's Hospital
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Boston Scientific
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • 2003-2005
    • Duke University
      Durham, North Carolina, United States
    • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
      El Paso, Texas, United States
  • 1992-2005
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital
      • • Department of Pain Medicine
      • • Department of Transplantation
      New York City, New York, United States
  • 1993-2004
    • Harvard Medical School
      • Department of Medicine
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • 1992-2004
    • Harvard University
      • Department of Health Policy and Management
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • 2000-2003
    • Mid-Columbia Medical Center
      DLS, Oregon, United States
  • 1998
    • Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • 1987
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital
      • Department of Medicine
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States