Cardiologists urge caution on TAVR amid limited data

New campaign calls for wider access to transcatheter aortic valve implantation, but questions remain over its long-term durability

A new cardiologist-led campaign is pushing for more Australians with aortic stenosis to access a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement procedure and avoid open-heart surgery.


But leading interventional cardiologists have cautioned against a one-size-fits-all approach amid concerns over the durability of the valves in the absence of long-term data.

Launched last week, the Hope for Hearts campaign aims to raise awareness about the heart condition and calls for changes to national guidelines to broaden access to transcatheter aortic valve