New-onset A-fib Tied to Particularly Poor Outcomes After TAVR
Patients with new-onset A-fib after TAVR have worse outcomes than those with preexisting A-fib or those in sinus rhythm at the time of the procedure, a study of Medicare beneficiaries shows. A-fib has been associated with poorer TAVR outcomes before, but “the thing that was surprising for us was how bad the prognosis of new-onset AF was,” lead author Amgad Mentias, MD (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City), told TCTMD in an email.
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