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Multidisciplinary transcatheter aortic valve replacement heart team programme improves mortality in aortic stenosis
  1. Dylan R Jones1,2,
  2. Derek P Chew1,2,
  3. Matthew J Horsfall1,
  4. Anthony Ming-Yu Chuang1,2,
  5. Ajay R Sinhal1,
  6. Majo X Joseph1,
  7. Robert A Baker3,
  8. Jayme S Bennetts2,3,
  9. Joseph B Selvanayagam1,2 and
  10. Sam J Lehman1,2
  1. 1Cardiology, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
  2. 2Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  3. 3Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dylan R Jones; dylanrjones{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors DRJ is the primary author and researcher for the manuscript. DPC, SJL, JSB and JB are PhD co-supervisors and contributed to the review and accuracy of the manuscript. DPC, assisted by AM-YC assisted with the statistical analysis. MJH is the data manager responsible for the extraction and linkage of the various databases. ARS, MXJ and RAB are the custodians for the TAVR, echocardiography and Cardiothoracic Suregery Unit (CTSU) databases, respectively. All coauthors reviewed the final manuscript and approved submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests DRJ received a Flinders University Research Scholarship to assist with his PhD studies.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Human Research Ethics Committee of the South Australian Department of Health approved this study (approval number: HREC/17/SAC/79).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement No additional data are available.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors DRJ is the primary author and researcher for the manuscript. DPC, SJL, JSB and JB are PhD co-supervisors and contributed to the review and accuracy of the manuscript. DPC, assisted by AM-YC assisted with the statistical analysis. MJH is the data manager responsible for the extraction and linkage of the various databases. ARS, MXJ and RAB are the custodians for the TAVR, echocardiography and Cardiothoracic Suregery Unit (CTSU) databases, respectively. All coauthors reviewed the final manuscript and approved submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests DRJ received a Flinders University Research Scholarship to assist with his PhD studies.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Human Research Ethics Committee of the South Australian Department of Health approved this study (approval number: HREC/17/SAC/79).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement No additional data are available.

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