The Learning Curve and Annual Procedure Volume Standards for Optimum Outcomes of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Findings from an International Registry (JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions September 2018) is organized by American College of Cardiology (ACC).
Date of Release: September 3, 2018
Term of Approval/Date of CME Expiration: September 2, 2019
JACC Journals CME is intended for physicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a complex procedure requiring significant training and experience for successful outcome. Despite increasing use of TAVR across institutions, limited information is available for its learning curve characteristics and minimum annual volumes required to optimize clinical outcomes.
At the completion of this activity the learner should be able to:
• Compare the differences in clinical outcomes between high- and low- volume centers after TAVR.
• Recognize the level of procedural experience needed to achieve optimal clinical outcomes after TAVR.
• Appreciate the significance of TAVR learning curve leading to incremental improvement in clinical outcomes.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.