Interventional cardiology

TAVI access likely to widen as Medicare funding recommended for intermediate risk patients

The Medicare Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) has recommended extending the availability of TAVI using a balloon-expandable valve (BEV) system for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis to patients at intermediate risk for surgery. The advice to the Minister supports the creation of a new MBS item number for TAVI using a BEV in this intermediate ...

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