After transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) there is consistently identified decrease in platelets accompanied by a leucocyte (white blood cell, WBC) increase. We aimed to analyze the prognostic value of early platelet and WBC count changes (thromboinflammatory response) after successful TAVI. Among 432 consecutive patients [median 83.0 years of age, 63.4% women], platelets and WBCs were measured before and for 7 days post-TAVI
Bleeding, surgical wounds, acute kidney, and brain injury predicted a more intense thromboinflammatory response, whereas use of the newer generations had the opposite effect. In conclusion, substantial thromboinflammatory response identified after successful TAVI predicts a higher long-term mortality.