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TAVR Registry Data Shows Procedure Volume-Safety Relationship

Executive Summary

Data from 113,662 procedures at 555 hospitals from 2015 to 2017 shows an inverse relationship between the number of transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures a center or operator performs and the mortality rate for those patients. These results, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, lend support for CMS’ proposal to maintain center-volume requirements in the conditions for Medicare coverage for TAVR.

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