One-third of patients have Afib before TAVI

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Takeaway

  • One-third of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) have preexisting atrial fibrillation (Afib).
  • Patients with preexisting Afib or new Afib after TAVI have a significantly higher 1 y mortality rate than those without Afib, especially patients discharged ...