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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) has been widely used in patients with high-risk aortic valve stenosis. Fragility is a parameter that significantly affects prognosis in cardiovascular diseases. In the clinic, the identification and validation of simple and inexpensive fragility evaluation methods are important. Our aim is to determine the importance of a simple and inexpensive clinical evaluation tool that can be used in TAVI patients by examining the correlation of the “clinical fragility score” (CFS) with the psoas muscle area (PMA), which is a quantitative indication of fragility.
CFS was determined by clinical evaluation of 61 patients underwent TAVI and PMA was calculated by BT scan.
A significant correlation was found between the CFS and PMA values of the patients as a result of the correlation analysis (r = -0.970, p <0.001).
In short and long term prognosis of all cardiovascular diseases, fragility is an important guidance. CFS, which is clinically simple, easy-to-apply and inexpensive, is highly correlated with PMA, which is a quantitative indicator of fragility and closely related to prognosis in TAVI.
STRUCTURAL: Valvular Disease: Aortic