Podcast Episode 2: The Heart Team Approach

Tavi podcast series

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.

Mortality and treatment delays

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

TAVI under conscious sedation – enabling continuity of treatment for your sAS patients

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.

Detecting asymptomatic aortic stenosis

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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