Table 2

Mortality according to VARC-2 criteria

eTAVI
n=23
eBAV
n=118
p Value, unadjustedp Value, adjusted*Elective TAVI after eBAV
n=32
p Value versus eTAVI, unadjustedp Value versus eTAVI, adjusted*
All-cause immediate procedural mortality <72 hours8.7%
2/23
20.3%
24/118
0.19p=0.53
OR=2.87 (1.26–126.1)
9.4%
3/32
0.93p=0.59 OR=2.15 (0.15–55.6)
Cardiovascular immediate procedural mortality <72 hours8.7%
2/23
19.5%
23/118
0.22p=0.53 OR=2.87 (1.26–126.1)9.4%
3/32
0.93p=0.59 OR=2.15 (0.15–55.6)
All-cause 30-day mortality23.8%
5/21
33.0%
37/112
0.40p=0.54 OR=0.63 (0.14–2.64)21.9%
7/32
0.87p=0.68 OR=1.52 (0.21–13.6)
Cardiovascular 30-day mortality23.8%
5/21
28.6%
32/112
0.65p=0.72 OR=0.76 (0.15–3.35)15.6%
5/32
0.45p=0.59 OR=0.57
(0.07–4.46)
  • *Logistic regression adjusting for age, logistic Euroscore, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease and a PCI in the 30 days preceding the emergency procedure. Following adjustment also for aortic regurgitation, mitral regurgitation and reanimation, respectively, does not notably alter the results (data not shown).

  • eBAV, emergency balloon valvuloplasty; eTAVI, emergency transcatheter aortic valve implantation; TAVI, transcatheter aortic valve implantation.