Improve access to TAVI for Kiwis with aortic stenosis

Improve access to TAVI for Kiwis with aortic stenosis

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Mariusz Wolbinski started this petition to Jacinda Ardern

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been shown to be an equal if not better treatment for all patients living with severe aortic stenosis. However, current guidelines in New Zealand only allow use of this treatment for a very small select group of patients (high risk operable), despite being less invasive with a shorter hospital stay and potentially cheaper if overall costs are considered, compared to open heart surgery. This petition is for increasing the availability of TAVI to all Kiwis living with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis by changing New Zealands current indications so that they are consistent with what is considered best medical practice internationally.

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