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Table 3 Comparison of TAVR Approaches on Procedural and Clinical Efficiency

From: Safety and efficacy of transaxillary transcatheter aortic valve replacement using a current-generation balloon-expandable valve

Variables TF (n = 100) TAx (n = 24) TT (n = 20) p value TF vs. TAx TAx vs. TT TF vs. TT
Fluoroscopy time, min 21.0 ± 5.4 23.9 ± 9.3 12.4 ± 5.0 < 0.001 0.105 < 0.001 < 0.001
Contrast amount, mL 162.6 ± 62.5 155.4 ± 44.9 126.0 ± 45.4 0.039 0.850 0.217 0.029
Procedural time, min 112.0 ± 28.3 185.3 ± 36.9 156.5 ± 35.6 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.047 0.004
Post-procedural LOS, d 3 (2–4) 4 (3–6) 6 (4–7) < 0.001 < 0.001 0.132 < 0.001
  1. Values are mean ± SD or median (interquartile range)
  2. LOS length of stay, TAx transaxillary, TF transfemoral, TT transthoracic