Status In progress
Technology type Device
Decision Selected
Reason for decision Anticipate the topic will be of importance to patients, carers, professionals, commissioners and the health of the public to ensure clinical benefit is realised, inequalities in use addressed, and help them make the best use of NHS resources
ID number 1
Description Aortic stenosis occurs when the aortic valve, which separates the main pumping chamber of the heart from the circulation, becomes narrowed. This may reduce the flow of blood out of the heart, causing pain and breathlessness. In order to reduce symptoms and prolong life, the aortic valve may need to be replaced with a prosthetic valve during open heart surgery. Trans Catheter insertion of a new aortic valve (a procedure called ‘transcatheter aortic valve implantation’ or TAVI for short) may be an alternative to surgical valve replacement. The procedure is performed through a tube or catheter, which is usually inserted into a large blood vessel, usually at the top of the leg but maybe elsewhere, or directly into the apex of the heart through the chest wall. A replacement valve is inserted through this tube and placed within the existing faulty valve, which is squashed to make room for the new valve.

Provisional Schedule

Committee meeting 18 April 2024
Draft guidance 21 May 2024 - 05 June 2024
Committee meeting: 2 18 July 2024
Expected publication 18 September 2024

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Timeline

Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
08 December 2023 Scope published
30 November 2023 Scoping workshop
17 October 2023 In progress. Anticipate the topic will be of importance to patients, carers, professionals, commissioners and the health of the public to ensure clinical benefit is realised, inequalities in use addressed, and help them make the best use of NHS resources
13 October 2023 Awaiting development. Status change linked to Topic Selection Decision being set to Selected