BCIS ACI 2020: TAVI in the treatment of symptomatic aortic stenosis — Dr Clare Appleby

Dr Clare Appleby (Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK) revisits the latest data and discusses whether transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) should now be considered the default treatment for patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis over surgery.

Questions:

Has TAVI evolved to become the default treatment for patients with symptomatic AS? If not, what more is needed to convince you?
Should this apply to all approved valves? 
In which clinical settings would a patient not be a candidate for TAVI and how do you assess this? 
Does durability still need to be assessed alongside factors such as coronary obstruction, longer term? 

Filmed in London at BCIS ACI 2020.

Interviewer: Leiah Norcott 
Videographer: Natacha Wienand / Dominic Woodruff

Keywords: 
TAVI
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation 
aortic stenosis
surgical valves 
TAVI valves