Expert Consensus Systems of Care Proposal to Optimize Care for Patients With Valvular Heart Disease Review of the 2019 Document for the Cardiac Anesthesiologist

Soojie Yu, Michael Fabbro, Oscar Aljure

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Abstract

Valvular heart disease requiring intervention is increasing in prevalence in the adult population. With advancement in transcatheter and surgical procedures for valvular heart disease, optimization of patient selection, availability of resources and personnel, appropriate training and certification, and optimal periprocedural management rely on clinical evaluation, accurate echocardiographic interpretation, and understanding of valvular pathophysiology by the cardiac anesthesiologist. To optimize care and improve access for patients with valvular heart disease the Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document by Nishimura et al.1 was recently published. The authors propose a protocol with guidelines and performance metrics to create tiered-level valve centers. This review focuses and expands on aspects discussed in Nishimura et al.’s Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document that are relevant to the cardiac anesthesiologist in the periprocedural setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2476-2483
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • expert consensus systems of care document
  • level valve centers
  • surgical valve repair
  • transcatheter valve replacement
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • valvular heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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