TVT Registry Annual Report Illustrates Valuable TAVR Trends and Improvements

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)/ACC Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry has revealed a number of important trends and improvements in the patient outcomes and clinical care of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients, according to the 2016 Annual Report of the STS/ACC TVT Registry published Dec. 9 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. This annual report focuses on patient characteristics, trends and outcomes of transcatheter aortic and mitral valve catheter-based valve procedures in the U.S. from late 2011 through December 2015. The TVT Registry has three modules: TAVR, transcatheter mitral leaflet clip, and transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve therapy/transcatheter mitral valve-in-ring therapy. The registry’s TAVR module shows that actual TAVR in-hospital, 30-day, and one-year mortality significantly decreased over time. Of note, one-year mortality decreased from 25.8 percent in 2012 to 21.6 percent in 2014, and the report found modest but significant decreases in acute kidney injury and major bleeding over time. Read more on