In the new publication from GIRFT (Get It Right First Time) “to ensure that serial referrals are avoided and that all relevant treatment options are considered, each tertiary centre should have a single point of entry into a pathway for the assessment of patients referred for consideration of intervention for severe aortic valve disease and another for the assessment of severe mitral/tricuspid disease. Referrals should be made to the relevant heart team rather than to an individual cardiologist or surgeon¹.”
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The 2021 ESC/EACTS guidelines recommend all* sAS patients with severe aortic stenosis are referred to the Heart Team1
- 1Clarke, S and Ray, S (2021) GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report, Cardiology pg 38. Available at: https://www.gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Cardiology-10-03i-EMBARGOED.pdf
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