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

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

With the rapid evolution and dissemination of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) technology, it is imperative that the cardiovascular community work together to identify the criteria for performing these procedures safely and successfully. This statement aims to provide recommendations for institutions and individuals to assess their potential for instituting and/or maintaining a high‐quality TAVR program. The first multi-societal document on institutional and operator requirements for performing TAVR was published in 2012, and is now updated to reflect the current evolution in practice and quality benchmarks.

All authors: Joseph E. Bavaria, MD; Carl L. Tommaso, MD, MSCAI; Ralph G. Brindis, MD, MPH, MACC;  John D. Carroll, MD, MSCAI; G. Michael Deeb, MD; Ted E. Feldman, MD, MSCAI; Thomas G. Gleason, MD, MS; Eric M. Horlick, MD, FSCAI; Clifford J. Kavinsky, MD, PHD, MSCAI; Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FSCAI; D. Craig Miller, MD; A. Allen Seals, MD, David M. Shahian, MD; Richard J. Shemin, MD; Thoralf M. Sundt III, MD, FACS; and Vinod H. Thourani, MD.

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