Hospitals Without Highest Stroke Care Designation May Miss Them After Heart Procedure

January 25, 2023


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After analyzing outcomes of more than 6,200 transcatheter aortic valve replacements performed at 22 Michigan hospitals between 2016 and mid-2019, a Michigan Medicine study suggests that hospitals without the highest stroke care designation may be missing strokes that occur after a common heart valve replacement procedure. The findings also revealed that comprehensive stroke centers reported significantly greater stroke rates up to 30 days after TAVR, a minimally invasive procedure to replace a thickened aortic valve with an artificial one, 2.21 times higher than hospitals without the designation.

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