The goals of this analysis were to identify and count percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA) procedures and to estimate incidence rates of post-PTSMA cardiovascular outcomes in the Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD). We distributed this request to six Sentinel Data Partners on December 6, 2022. The study period includes data from January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2022.
This analysis is a follow-up to a previous study. This analysis incorporated the following analytic design changes: 1) the study period was restricted to data from 2016 forward; 2) myocardial infarction was included as an additional cardiovascular outcome of interest; and 3) the outcome follow-up period for all outcomes of interest (excluding atrioventricular block) was restricted to 90 days.
The analytic package associated with this analysis can be found externally in Sentinel's Git Repository located here. The Git Repository serves as Sentinel's version control tracking system for analytic packages and technical documentation.