The current paper presents a position statement of the Dutch Working Group of Transcatheter Heart Valve Interventions that describes which patients with aortic stenosis should be considered for transcatheter aortic valve implantation and how this treatment proposal/decision should be made. Given the complexity of the disease and the assessment of its severity, in particular in combination with the continuous emergence of new clinical insights and evidence from physiological and randomised clinical studies plus the introduction of novel innovative treatment modalities, the gatekeeper of the treatment proposal/decision and, thus, of qualification for cost reimbursement is the heart team, which consists of dedicated professionals working in specialised centres.

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Keywords Aortic stenosis, Heart team, Surgical aortic valve replacement, Transcatheter aortic valve implantation, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
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Journal Netherlands Heart Journal
Organisation Department of Cardiology
de Jaegere, P.P.T, de Weger, A. (A.), den Heijer, P, Verkroost, M. (M.), Baan, J, Jr., de Kroon, T.L, … Brandon Bravo Bruinsma, G.J. (G. J.). (2020). Treatment decision for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the role of the heart team: Position statement paper of the Dutch Working Group of Transcatheter Heart Interventions. Netherlands Heart Journal. doi:10.1007/s12471-020-01367-4