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Norwest Private Hospital Heart Valve Team

 

The Norwest Private Heart Valve Team is a team of medical specialists who collaborate to determine the best treatment plan for a patient diagnosed with Severe Aortic Stenosis. The team meets regularly at case conferences to discuss referrals into the Norwest Private Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) program.  

If you have been referred into the Norwest heart valve program, the team will discuss your case individually, looking at your history, diagnosis, test results, life expectancy and debate the outcomes of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation compared to the many heart-related interventions in search for the best outcome for you and your family. Together, the heart valve team will agree on the best patient-centred care for you. Once a collaborative decision has been made, you will be notified of the outcome and, if found suitable, you will be given a date for the procedure, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

Your treatment plan

After the Norwest Heart Valve Team has decided on the best treatment for you, they will discuss the options with you. You will also have the opportunity to consult with your family and your regular GP about the decision and have the chance to be involved in your treatment plan.

How to access the Norwest Heart Valve Team

The referral pathway is a fundamental part of being assessed by the Norwest Heart Valve Team. If your patient has severe aortic stenosis, we recommend they be referred to the Norwest Heart Valve Team, where Dr Peter Fahmy, an interventional and structural cardiologist trained in TAVI is part of the mix. Once a decision has been made, you will receive notification on whether your patient will proceed with TAVI or offer another treatment plan based on their medical needs.

A Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation improves survival rates and quality of life in patients with severe aortic stenosis who have been deemed at high or greater risk for surgery. A specialised heart team is founded on a multidisciplinary approach to patient selection, leveraging the expertise of the patient’s Cardiologist, Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiac Surgeon.