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Will your Heart Team EXCEL?

EuroIntervention 2020;15:1217-1218. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV15I14A217

1. Department of Cardiology, Galway University Hospital, SAOLTA Health Care Group, and National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; 2. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Galway University Hospital, SAOLTA Health Care Group, Galway, Ireland


A team-based approach has been successfully applied to many branches of medicine, perhaps most notably in cancer care, and has been used with increasing frequency in cardiovascular medicine. In our specialty, the Heart Team concept emerged after the publication of the Synergy Between PCI With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) trial1. The Heart Team has become even more prominent since the introduction of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and the application of various transcatheter solutions in structural heart disease. It is intuitively understood that complex case management will benefit from the involvement of multiple specialists, each with in-depth knowledge ...

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