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Can J Cardiol. 2017 Sep;33(9):1197-1200. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2016.12.005. Epub 2016 Dec 13.

Structural Heart Disease Intervention: The Canadian Landscape.

Author information

1
Department of Cardiology, Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Electronic address: anita.asgar@umontreal.ca.
2
Department of Cardiology, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
3
Consultant, Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
4
Department of Cardiology, CK Hui Heart Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
5
Department of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
6
Department of Cardiology, Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminister, British Columbia, Canada.
7
Department of Cardiology, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
8
Department of Cardiology, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
9
Department of Cardiology, Rouge Valley Health System, Ajax, Ontario, Canada.
10
Department of Cardiology, QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
11
Department of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
12
Department of Cardiology, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
13
Department of Cardiology, New Brunswick Heart Center, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
14
Department of Cardiology, Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada.
15
Department of Cardiology, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
16
Department of Cardiology, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
17
Department of Cardiology, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
18
Department of Cardiology, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease encompasses coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease, and the prevalence of both increases with age. Over the past decade, the landscape of interventional cardiology has evolved to encompass a new set of percutaneous procedures outside the coronary tree, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation, transcatheter mitral valve repair, and left atrial appendage occlusion. These interventions have sparked a new discipline within interventional cardiology referred to as structural heart disease (SHD) intervention. The access to and numbers of such procedures performed in Canada is currently unknown. This "first of its kind" survey of structural interventions provides insight into the landscape of SHD intervention in Canada and the challenges faced by cardiologists to deliver this important care.

PMID:
28314700
DOI:
10.1016/j.cjca.2016.12.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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