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Guideline Summary: Aortic Valve and Ascending Aorta Guidelines for Management and Quality Measures. [Society of Thoracic Surgeons]

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source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

year: 2013

authors: Svensson LG, Adams DH, Bonow RO, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, O'Gara PT, Shahian DM, Schaff HV, Akins CW, Bavaria JE, Blackstone EH, David TE, Desai ND, Dewey TM, D'Agostino RS, Gleason TG, Harrington KB, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Leon MB, Lima B, Lytle BW, Mack MJ, Reardon M, Reece TB, Reiss GR, Roselli EE, Smith CR, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, Williams MR

summary/abstract:

Guideline Objective(s):
-To outline pros and cons of treatment options
-To outline areas where further research is needed, potentially from updated Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) data collection variables as there are few randomized trials that give more absolute answers to questions
-To provide technical guidelines for aortic valve and aortic surgery
-To provide background for recommended quality measures and suggest quality measures
-To present the new STS valve data collection variables that address issues related to the preoperative testing and technical aspects of aortic valve surgery

organisation: Cleveland Clinic

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