Treatment of aortic stenosis with a self-expanding transcatheter valve: The International Multi-centre ADVANCE Study

Axel Linke, Peter Wenaweser, Ulrich Gerckens, Corrado Tamburino, Johan Bosmans, Sabine Bleiziffer, Daniel Blackman, Ulrich Schäfer, Ralf Müller, Horst Sievert, Lars Søndergaard, Silvio Klugmann, Rainer Hoffmann, Didier Tchétché, Antonio Colombo, Victor M. Legrand, Francesco Bedogni, Pascal LePrince, Gerhard Schuler, Domenico MazzitelliChristos Eftychiou, Christian Frerker, Peter Boekstegers, Stephan Windecker, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr, Felix Woitek, Rüdiger Lange, Robert Bauernschmitt, Stephen Brecker

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Aim: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has become an alternative to surgery in higher risk patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis. The aim of the ADVANCE study was to evaluate outcomes following implantation of a self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve system in a fully monitored, multi-centre 'real-world' patient population in highly experienced centres. Methods and results: Patients with severe aortic stenosis at a higher surgical risk in whom implantation of the CoreValve System was decided by the Heart Team were included. Endpoints were a composite of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE; all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, stroke, or reintervention) and mortality at 30 days and 1 year. Endpoint-related events were independently adjudicated based on Valve Academic Research Consortium definitions. A total of 1015 patients [mean logistic EuroSCORE 19.4 ± 12.3% [median (Q1,Q3), 16.0% (10.3, 25.3%)], age 81 ± 6 years] were enrolled. Implantation of the CoreValve System led to a significant improvement in haemodynamics and an increase in the effective aortic valve orifice area. At 30 days, the MACCE rate was 8.0% (95% CI: 6.3-9.7%), all-cause mortality was 4.5% (3.2-5.8%), cardiovascular mortality was 3.4% (2.3-4.6%), and the rate of stroke was 3.0% (2.0-4.1%). The life-threatening or disabling bleeding rate was 4.0% (2.8-6.3%). The 12-month rates of MACCE, all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and stroke were 21.2% (18.4-24.1%), 17.9% (15.2-20.5%), 11.7% (9.4-14.1%), and 4.5% (2.9-6.1%), respectively. The 12-month rates of all-cause mortality were 11.1, 16.5, and 23.6% among patients with a logistic EuroSCORE ≤10%, EuroSCORE 10-20%, and EuroSCORE >20% (P<0.05), respectively. Conclusion: The ADVANCE study demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of the CoreValve System with low mortality and stroke rates in higher risk real-world patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2672-2684
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2014


  • Aortic stenosis
  • CoreValve
  • Mortality
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
  • Valvuloplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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