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The influence of social determinants of health on patient accessibility and referrals for surgical and transcatheter minimally invasive aortic valve replacement - a high-volume single center experience
AHMED ALNAJAR, Mauricio Cohen, Joseph Lamelas.
University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

OBJECTIVE:
The cutting-edge innovations involving minimally invasive surgical (SAVR) and transcatheter (TAVR) aortic valve replacement have resulted in significant improvements in patients' symptoms, quality of life, and survival. However, access to care is not equal across a wide spectrum of patients. We aim to study the role of social determinants of health in patient selection to either treatment options.
METHODS:
From August 16, 2019, to May 30, 2021, all patients underwent minimally invasive SAVR or TAVR were studied. The study took place is a high-volume center located in the heart of the diverse community of South Florida. Individual and zip-code level socio-demographic factors were analyzed using logistic regression and machine learning algorithms.
RESULTS:
From August 16, 2019 to May 30, 2021 XXX patients underwent SAVR and XXX underwent TAVR were included.
CONCLUSIONS:


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