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An experienced healthcare team should decide which patients should be offered this procedure and should carry out the treatment. The team should include a heart surgeon, a specialist doctor in heart procedures using catheters (known as an interventional cardiologist), a heart anaesthetist and an expert in cardiac imaging who are experienced in managing the condition and who have specific training and experience in transcatheter valve implantation procedures. The procedure should be carried out in units with specialists in heart and blood vessel surgery available in case emergency treatment is needed.