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PLoS One. 2019 Mar 12.

Brief report - Telomere length is a poor biomarker to predict 1-year mortality or cardiovascular comorbidity in patients with transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Steinmetz M, Schmitter C, Radecke T, Stundl A, Nickenig G, Schaefer C, Schahab N, Vasa-Nicotera M, Sinning JM

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a therapeutic option for patients with aortic valve stenosis at increased surgical risk. Telomeres are an established marker for cellular senescence and have served to evaluate cardiovascular diseases including severe aortic valve stenosis. In our study, we hypothesized that telomere length may be a predictor for outcome and associated with comorbidities in patients with TAVR.

PMID: 30861019