Skip to main content

Lars G. Svensson, MD, PhD, David H. Adams, MD et al.

The question may be asked why another Guideline manuscript is needed. The reasons are fivefold: (1) to outline pros and cons of treatment options; (2) 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; (3) to provide technical guidelines for aortic valve and aortic surgery; (4) to provide background for recommended quality measures and suggest quality measures; and (5) to present the new STS valve data collection variables that address issues related to the preoperative testing and technical aspects of aortic valve surgery (Appendix 1).

Page Created: January 08, 2018 Last Updated: January 08, 2018


All Publications