Cost-effectiveness of transcatheter edge-to-edge repair in secondary mitral regurgitation

Cohen, D. J. et al. (2022) Cost-effectiveness of transcatheter edge-to-edge repair in secondary mitral regurgitation. Heart, 108(9), pp. 717-724. (doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2021-320005) (PMID:35078867) (PMCID:PMC8995818)

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Background: Transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (TMVr) improves symptoms and survival for patients with heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) and severe secondary mitral regurgitation despite guideline-recommended medical therapy (GRMT). Whether TMVr is cost-effective from a UK National Health Service (NHS) perspective is unknown. Methods: We used patient-level data from the Cardiovascular Outcomes Assessment of the MitraClip Percutaneous Therapy for Heart Failure Patients with Functional Mitral Regurgitation (COAPT) trial to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis of TMVr +GRMT versus GRMT alone from an NHS perspective. Costs for the TMVr procedure were based on standard English tariffs and device costs. Subsequent costs were estimated based on data acquired during the trial. Health utilities were estimated using the Short-Form 6-Dimension Health Survey. Results: Costs for the index procedural hospitalisation were £18 781, of which £16 218 were for the TMVr device. Over 2-year follow-up, TMVr reduced subsequent costs compared with GRMT (£10 944 vs £14 932, p=0.006), driven mainly by reductions in heart failure hospitalisations; nonetheless, total 2-year costs remained higher with TMVr (£29 165 vs £14 932, p<0.001). When survival, health utilities and costs were projected over a lifetime, TMVr was projected to increase life expectancy by 1.57 years and quality-adjusted life expectancy by 1.12 quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) at an incremental cost of £21 980, resulting in an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of £23 270 per QALY gained (after discounting). If the benefits of TMVr observed in the first 2 years were maintained without attenuation, the ICER improved to £12 494 per QALY. Conclusions: For patients with HFrEF and severe secondary mitral regurgitation similar to those enrolled in COAPT, TMVr increases life expectancy and quality-adjusted life expectancy compared with GRMT at an ICER that represents good value from an NHS perspective.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cleland, Professor John and Petrie, Professor Mark
Authors: Cohen, D. J., Wang, K., Magnuson, E. A., Smith, R. D., Petrie, M. C., Buch, M. H., Abraham, W. T., Lindenfeld, J., Mack, M. J., Stone, G. W., and Cleland, J. G. F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Heart
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1468-201X
Published Online:25 January 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Heart 108(9): 717-724
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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