Pre- and Post-transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Serum Mean Platelet Volume Levels and All-Cause Mortality

Maya Shina, Fabio Kusniec, Guy Rozen, Shemy Carasso, David Planer, Ronny Alcalai, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Gabby Elbaz-Greener, Offer Amir

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Background: Among the most frequent complications following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is nemostasis imbalance that presents either as thromboembolic or bleeding. Deviations in platelet count (PC) and mean platelet volume (MPV) are markers of hemostasis imbalance. Objectives: To determine the predictive value of pre- and post-procedural PC and MPV fL 1-year all-cause mortality in patients who underwent TAVR. Methods: In this population-based study, we included 236 TAVR patients treated at the Tzafon Medical Center between 1 June 2015 and 31 August 2018. Routine blood samples for serum PC levels and MPV fL were taken just before the TAVR and 24-hour post-TAVR. We used backward regression models to evaluate the predictive value of PC and MPV in all-cause mortality in TAVR patients. Results: In this study cohort, MPV levels 24-hour post-TAVR that were greater than the cohort median of 9 fL (interquartile range 8.5-9.8) were the strongest predictor of 1 -year mortality (hazard ratio 1.343, 95% confidence interval 1.059-1.703, P-value 0.015). A statistically significant relationship was seen in the unadjusted regression model as well as after the adjustment for clinical variables. Conclusions: Serum MPV levels fL 24-hour post-procedure were found to be meaningful markers in predicting 1-year all-cause mortality in patients after TAVR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2023

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  • aortic stenosis
  • mean platelet volume
  • mortality
  • platelet count
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)


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