To assess the outcome of nonagenarians patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
We aimed to stratify the overall population from an Italian, multicenter, observational project including a total of 3792 consecutive patients who underwent TAVR with CoreValve and Evolut R/PRO devices between April 2009 and October 2018, into four groups according to their age class (≥90 vs. 80–89 years vs. 70–79 vs. <70 years) and to compare outcomes up to 4 years after TAVR.
At 4 years, survival estimates showed no difference in terms of overall survival [Kaplan–Meier estimates (KM est.) 49.9 vs. 58.1% vs. 57.0 vs. 69.3%; Plogrank = 0.28] among the four groups. After 2 years from the procedure, landmark analysis showed an age-based difference in overall survival (KM est. 63.8 vs. 75.0% vs. 75.1 vs. 88.7%; Plogrank = 0.025) but no difference in terms of survival from cardiovascular death (KM est. 87.8 vs. 87.4% vs. 86.1 vs. 96.1%; Plogrank = 0.43). Finally, age itself was not correlated with overall mortality at 4 years (hazard ratio 1.06, 95% confidence interval 0.86–1.30, P = 0.591).
TAVR with self-expanding CoreValve and Evolut prostheses was demonstrated to have good long-term outcomes, regardless of the patient's age. At 4 years, no difference in overall mortality was reported among age-based groups, while a higher overall mortality was reported in nonagenarians after 2 years from the procedure. TAVR showed good long-term outcomes even in nonagenarian patients, and it could be the therapy of choice for selected elderly patients.