[Updated SICI-GISE position paper on institutional and operator requirements for transcatheter aortic valve implantation]

G Ital Cardiol (Rome). 2018 Sep;19(9):519-529. doi: 10.1714/2951.29672.
[Article in Italian]


Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has revolutionized the management of patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and has become the standard of care for inoperable patients and the preferred therapy for those at increased surgical risk with peculiar clinical and anatomic features. Technology advances, growing experience and accumulating data prompted the update of the 2011 Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (SICI-GISE) position paper on institutional and operator requirements to perform TAVI. The main objective of this document is to provide a guidance to assess the potential of institutions and operators to initiate and maintain an efficient TAVI program.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / physiopathology
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / surgery*
  • Biomedical Technology / trends
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Program Development / methods*
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement / instrumentation
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement / methods*