Dr. Perry Publishes Article on Patient Outcomes after Minimalist Program for TAVR

Tjorvi E. Perry, MD, MMSc, University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Anesthesiology co-authored “Clinical and Economic Outcomes of the Minimalist Approach for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement” published in Structural Heart.

Researchers sought to examine contemporary clinical and economic outcomes with the implementation of a minimalist program (MP) for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with severe aortic stenosis.

"This was a true collaborative effort between cardiology, cardiac surgery and cardiac anesthesiology. It's amazing to me the things we can get done for our patients and for our community when we work together as a team,” said Dr. Perry.

The research showed that the implementation of a multidisciplinary minimalist TAVR program is associated with significant reductions in length of stay and hospital costs, without compromising clinical outcomes or quality of life.

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