Disparities in access to transcatheter aortic valve replacement in major metro areas

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What The Study Did: This analysis of Medicare claims data found that within major metropolitan areas with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs, zip codes with higher proportions of Black and Hispanic patients and patients with greater socioeconomic disadvantages had lower rates of TAVR.

Authors: Ashwin S. Nathan, M.D., M.S., of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2021.4641)

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