Aortic valve replacement options have never been more plentiful, but that means lots of nuanced decision-making. Leaders of Cleveland Clinic’s Aortic Valve Center share their thought processes in this Q&A.
The transcatheter approach to aortic valve replacement in intermediate-risk patients appears to curb the risk of these potentially deadly effects, new subanalyses presented at ACC.17 show.
Your patient has hemodynamically severe but asymptomatic aortic stenosis. Should you advise watchful waiting or aortic valve replacement? Some novel assessment variables might help guide the decision.