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Reply to the Editor—Effect of permanent pacemakers on survival after transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Published:November 15, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.11.011
      Hilling-Smith et al

      Hilling-Smith R, Smethurst J, Cockburn J, et al. Pre-procedural pacing bias among transcatheter aortic valves with higher post-procedure pacing rates: evidence from the UK TAVI Registry [published online ahead of print November 18, 2020]. Heart Vessels. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00380-020-01703-z.

      state that “[m]ost manuscripts to date have reported new PPM rates as a percentage of the total population as opposed to the ‘at risk’ population (i.e., those without PPM at baseline).” Hence, we find our article in accordance with this suggestion as we evaluated the risk compared to no-PPM (permanent pacemaker) group (ie, patients without PPM before the transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure).
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      1. Hilling-Smith R, Smethurst J, Cockburn J, et al. Pre-procedural pacing bias among transcatheter aortic valves with higher post-procedure pacing rates: evidence from the UK TAVI Registry [published online ahead of print November 18, 2020]. Heart Vessels. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00380-020-01703-z.

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