1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis is adequate to support the use of this procedure, provided that standard arrangements are in place for clinical governance, consent and audit. Find out what standard arrangements mean on the NICE interventional procedures guidance page.
1.2 Patient selection should be done by a multidisciplinary team, including cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.
1.3 Specific training is important for this procedure and surgeons should do their initial procedures with an experienced mentor.
1.4 Clinicians should enter details about all patients having sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis onto the UK National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research database.