Clinical Documents SCAI Endorsed icon

AATS/ACC/SCAI/STS Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document: Operator and Institutional Recommendations and Requirements for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Intervention

SCAI Endorsed Quality Training

A Joint Report of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

This statement aims to provide recommendations and requirements for operators and institutions to assess their potential for launching and/or maintaining a transcatheter MV intervention program. AATS, ACC, SCAI, and STS believe that adherence to these recommendations will maximize the chances that these therapies will be successfully incorporated into management pathways for patients with MV disease in the United States. These recommendations attempt to balance the need to support optimal quality outcomes with the goal of facilitating access to such innovative therapies—an important paradigm for the development and implementation of future, less invasive approaches to structural heart disease.

All authors: Robert O. Bonow, MD, MS, MACC; Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC; David H. Adams, MD; Vinay Badhwar, MD; Joseph E. Bavaria, MD; Sammy Elmariah, MD, MPH,  FSCAI; Judy W. Hung, MD, FASE; JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD; Alanna Morris, MD, MSc; Ruby Satpathy, MD, FSCAI; Brian Whisenant, MD, FSCAI; and Y. Joseph Woo MD.

Other Guidance Documents

Evidence-based recommendations that promote optimal patient care based on current state-of-the-art science in interventional cardiology.