Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document.

@article{Kappetein2013UpdatedSE,
  title={Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document.},
  author={A Pieter Kappetein and Stuart J. Head and Philippe G{\'e}n{\'e}reux and Nicol{\'o} Piazza and Nicolas M D A van Mieghem and Eugene Blackstone and Thomas Brott and David Jacques Cohen and Donald E. Cutlip and Gerrit-Anne van Es and Rebecca T. Hahn and Ajay J. Kirtane and Mitchell W. Krucoff and Susheel K. Kodali and Michael J. Mack and Roxana Mehran and Josep Rod{\'e}s-Cabau and Pascal Vranckx and John G Webb and Stephan Windecker and Patrick W. Serruys and Martin B. Leon},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={145 1},
  pages={6-23}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of the current Valve Academic Research Consortium (VARC)-2 initiative was to revisit the selection and definitions of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) clinical endpoints to make them more suitable to the present and future needs of clinical trials. In addition, this document is intended to expand the understanding of patient risk stratification and case selection. BACKGROUND A recent study confirmed that VARC definitions have already been incorporated into… CONTINUE READING
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