TAVI risk scoring using established versus new scoring systems: Role of the new STS/ACC model

Mani Arsalan, Maren Weferling, Florian Hecker, Giovanni Filardo, Won Keun Kim, Benjamin D. Pollock, Arnaud Van Linden, Annika Arsalan-Werner, Mathias Renker, Mirko Doss, Simon Kalbas, Christian W. Hamm, Christoph Liebetrau, Michael J. Mack, Thomas Walther

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Aims: The aim of this study was to validate the recently developed STS/ACC TAVR in-hospital mortality risk score for predicting in-hospital mortality after transcatheter aotic valve implantation (TAVI) and to compare its ability to predict 30-day mortality with that of four other established risk models (EuroSCORE I, EuroSCORE II, STS-PROM, and German AV Score). Methods and results: The study cohort included 946 consecutive patients who underwent TAVI between 2013 and 2015. Each of the five scores was fitted as a continuous linear variable into a logistic regression model estimating 30-day mortality. The STS/ACC TAVR score was additionally analysed for in-hospital mortality. C-statistics and likelihood ratio (LR) test p-values were estimated for each model to describe the model fit. The ability of the STS/ACC score to predict in-hospital mortality was similar to the reported STS/ACC TVT registry data (this study's C-statistic 0.65 vs. STS/ACC TVT registry 0.66). The STSPROM score (C-statistic=0.68; LR p < 0.0001) and the new STS/ACC TAVR score (C-statistic=0.68; LR p < 0.0001) were superior to the other scores (EuroSCORE I [C-statistic=0.55; LR p=0.02], EuroSCORE II [C-statistic=0.58; LR p=0.02], German AV Score [C-statistic=0.62; LR p < 0.01]) for prediction of 30-day mortality. Conclusions: These data show the superiority of the STS-PROM and STS/ACC TAVR scores compared with other existing risk calculation models in predicting 30-day mortality after TAVI in a German all-comers population. The STS/ACC TAVR score, however, is easier to calculate (12 vs. 28 variables), and may thus gain wider acceptance and be accompanied by improved inter-observer reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1520-1526
Number of pages7
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • Death
  • Risk stratification
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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