Table 2

Summary of ESC12 and AHA/ACC13 guidelines for the role of BAV in managing severe aortic stenosis

Indication for BAV in severe symptomatic aortic stenosisESC (2012)AHA/ACC (2014)
As bridge therapy for all patients undergoing TAVI or AVR×
As bridge therapy for haemodynamically unstable patients undergoing TAVI or AVR
For patients requiring urgent non-cardiac surgery×
As a palliative procedure for symptomatic benefit×
  • AVR, aortic valve replacement; BAV, balloon aortic valvuloplasty; ESC, European Society of Cardiology; TAVI, transcatheter aortic valve implantation.