An aging population. Advancements in TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) and other structural heart therapies like LAAC (left atrial appendage closure) and TMV (transcatheter mitral valve) repair and replacement. The ability to extend and enhance patients’ lives. These are just a few of the reasons you might consider creating a destination center for valvular heart disease.
The need is clear. People are living longer; causes such as high blood pressure are on the rise. More than five million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. Yet, many patients go untreated or undertreated, partly due to the lack of available appropriate care.
Dedicated structural heart programs are sometimes expensive to start, but by following the right steps you can make your program quickly efficient and profitable. Even more important, by building a world-class heart valve clinic you can reach a broad audience of qualified patients, extending their lives and improving their health for years to come.
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By Candace Stuart
A tactical “how-to” guide of launching your own program based on the recommendations of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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Hospitals explain what it takes to implement a TAVR program, including the long-term financial, professional, and equipment commitments.
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