Initial experience with the balloon expandable Edwards-SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve in Australia and New Zealand: The SOURCE ANZ registry: Outcomes at 30 days and one year

D. L. Walters, A. Sinhal, D. Baron, S. Pasupati, S. Thambar, G. Yong, N. Jepson, R. Bhindi, J. Bennetts, R. Larbalestier, A. Clarke, P. Brady, H. Wolfenden, A. James, A. El Gamel, P. Jansz, D. P. Chew

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Background We report the findings of the SOURCE-ANZ registry of the clinical outcomes of the Edwards SAPIEN™ Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) in the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) clinical environment. Methods This single arm registry of select patients treated in eight centres, represent the initial experience within ANZ with the balloon expandable Edwards SAPIEN THV delivered by transfemoral (TF) and transapical (TA) access. Results The total enrolment for the study was 132 patients, 63 patients treated by TF, 56 by TA, and 2 patients were withdrawn from the study. The mean ages: 83.7 (TF) and 81.7 (TA), female: 34.3% (TF) and 61.3% (TA), logistic EuroSCORE: 26.8% (TF) and 28.8% (TA), and with procedural success (successful implant without conversion to surgery or death): 92.4% (TF) and 87.1% (TA) (p = 0.32). Outcomes were not significantly different between TF and TA implants. These included one year mortality of 13.6% (TF) and 21.7% (TA) (p = 0.24), MACCE: 16.7% (TF) and 28.3% (TA) (p = 0.12), pacemaker: 4.6% (TF) and 8.3% (TA) (p = 0.39), and VARC major vascular complication of 4.6% (TF) and 5.0% (TA) (p = 0.91). Conclusion TAVI in the ANZ clinical environment has demonstrated excellent outcomes for both the TA and TF approaches in highly selected patients. These results are consistent with those demonstrated in European, Canadian registries and the pivotal US clinical trials. ACTRN12611001026910.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-412
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Jan 2014


  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic valve disease
  • TAVI
  • Valvular heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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