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Patients often reduce physical activity to avoid symptoms, making it challenging to correctly identify when symptoms do develop.1-4The added burden of COVID-19 risks exacerbating this through the risk of reduced hospital appointments and limited physical activity during lockdowns.5,6

In this episode interventional cardiologists and TAVI implanters, Professor Rajesh Kharbanda, Dr Sam Dawkins, Dr Clare Appleby and Dr Joe Mills discuss:

  • The Heart Team approach to patients with Aortic Stenosis
  • the impact of referrals at times of limited resources
  • how a streamlined, efficient TAVI referral pathway can minimise healthcare footprint.

Treatment delays in patients with severe aortic stenosis (sAS) continue to impact outcomes. With COVID-19 putting a strain on healthcare resources — and delays in aortic stenosis (AS) treatment carrying a mortality risk that increases the longer the delay — early identification of sAS patients and timely referrals can help minimise these risks.1-3

In this episode, interventional cardiologists and TAVI implanters, Professor Rajesh Kharbanda, Dr Sam Dawkins, Dr Clare Appleby and Dr Joe Mills discuss how far the TAVI procedure has come over the last decade, the evidence base supporting this and what patient choice means to them.

It remains essential that your severe aortic stenosis (sAS) patients continue to be referred for treatment, however many of them may be anxious about spending time in hospital and need a treatment that offers a shorter hospital stay and quicker return home. TAVI under conscious sedation can offer a range of benefits and address these patient needs.

Your severe aortic stenosis (sAS) patients are still in urgent need of treatment. They need a procedure with optimal clinical outcomes, fewer complications and a quick return home. The 2-year results from the PARTNER 3 Trial continue to show favourable outcomes of SAPIEN 3 TAVI compared to surgery.

The first step towards effective treatment is effective diagnosis. But what happens when patients are asymptomatic?

In this short video, Prof. Prendergast, Guys and St Thomas’ Trust, talks about how important it is to uncover these individuals.

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