Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement

Review recent SAVR and TAVR data and learn more about the “heart team” approach for patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    There are limited data on the long-term durability of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and surgery for severe aortic stenosis (AS) in patients of all risk levels. Management of patients with AS requires an understanding of bioprosthetic valve durability and failure. Revisit the evidence evaluating the 5-year incidence, outcomes, and predictors of hemodynamic structural valve disease in patients undergoing TAVR and surgery that will support best practices for treatment selection.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Suzanne J. Baron, MD
    Interventional Cardiologist
    Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
    Burlington, MA

    Consulting Fees: Abiomed, Biotronik, Boston Scientific Corp, Medtronic, Shockwave, Zoll
    Research: Abiomed, Boston Scientific Corp

    Jonathan A. Bradlow, MD, FACC
    Montefiore Medical Center
    Bronx, NY

    No relevant relationships reported

    Kendra J. Grubb, MD
    Surgical Director, Structural Heart & Valve Center
    Emory University
    Atlanta, GA

    Consulting Fees: Boston Scientific, Edwards, Medtronic
    Research: Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Howard Green has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Resnick has nothing to disclose.
    • Mara Siegel has nothing to disclose.
    • Mario Trucillo, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Evaluate the role and advantages of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) therapeutic options based on recent lifetime management evidence
    • Apply recent evidence on structural valve deterioration to validate the clinical use of TAVR in a variety of patient types
    • Assess the value of the collaboration between interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, the “heart team” approach, resulting in cooperative and improved care for patients
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and interventional cardiologists.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .25 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for .25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until October 25, 2023. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Medtronic.

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