TAVR in patients with hip fracture and severe aortic stenosis: how and when?

Intern Emerg Med. 2021 Sep;16(6):1419-1422. doi: 10.1007/s11739-021-02752-6. Epub 2021 May 20.


Comorbidities are common in elderly patients with hip fracture and are associated with an increased mortality after surgery. Internal medicine/geriatric leaded multidisciplinary hip fracture teams may play a pivotal role in the clinical management of complex patients. Treatment strategy is particular relevant in patients with severe aortic stenosis that represent more than 5% of patients with hip fracture. These patients have a high in-hospital mortality and poor 1-year survival (less than 50%). Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may be an option in selected patients; however, the choice to treat and, in the case, the timing of valve replacement in relation to hip surgery is highly dependent on clinical conditions before trauma. In this paper, three different scenario of TAVR timing after hip fracture are reported.

Keywords: Aortic stenosis; Elderly; Hip fracture; TAVR.

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications*
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Hip Fractures / physiopathology
  • Hip Fractures / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement / methods
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement / standards*
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement / statistics & numerical data
  • Treatment Outcome