How to Build an Integrated Heart Team
In the current era of healthcare reform and the push toward evidence-based medicine to both lower costs and improve patient outcomes, the heart team approach to cardiac care has gained momentum. This is especially true in the area of structural heart intervention, where the concept was pioneered during the CoreValve and Sapien transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) trials. However, the heart team approach is also expanding to other types of structural heart intervention and in treating patients with complex coronary disease.
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