Current risk scores are based on cardiac surgical procedures and therefore have limited application in transcatheter aortic or mitral interventions. Their ability to predict outcome in high-risk patients remains poor and the question of utility or futility of an intervention can only be decided by a team of physicians with diverse expertise.

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