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Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 48383, tabled on 6 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if her Department will take steps to expand the number of hospitals providing transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis in Integrated Care Systems with only surgical aortic valve replacement available.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

27 September 2022

NHS England is finalising a revised commissioning position to enable hospitals to provide transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for symptomatic severe aortic stenosis in adults. Patients in need of an aortic valve replacement will be assessed to determine whether a SAVR or TAVI procedure best meets their needs.

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