Guidelines for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Korea: Past Obstacles and Future Perspectives

대한흉부외과학회지 2018년 51권 4호 p.231 ~ p.240

주석중(Choo Suk-Jung) - University of Ulsan College of Medicine Asan Medical Center Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
신성호(Shinn Sung-Ho) - Cheju Halla General Hospital Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
김경환(Kim Kyung-Hwan) - Seoul National University College of Medicine Seoul National University Hospital Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
김욱성(Kim Wook-Sung) - Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine Samsung Medical Center Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
오삼세(Oh Sam-Sae) - Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
이삭(Lee Sak) - Yonsei University College of Medicine Severance Cardiovascular Hospital Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Background: Analyses of the efficacy and safety of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in most countries have been based on outcomes obtained in accordance with national practice guidelines and monitoring protocols. The purpose of this study is to share our experience regarding the process for establishing guidelines and monitoring protocols for the use of TAVR in Korea, in the hopes that it may be helpful to others undergoing a similar process in their own country.

Methods: The Korean guidelines for TAVR were established on June 1, 2015 in through a tri-party agreement involving the Department of Health and Welfare, the Korean Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and the Korean Society of Cardiology. We agreed to monitor the guidelines transparently and to exchange opinions regarding amendments or continuation of its contents after 3 years of monitoring.

Results: The monitoring meetings were not held as regularly as agreed, and monitoring was also made difficult by insufficient and incomplete data. Nevertheless, during the meetings, measures to improve the monitoring process were discussed, and accordingly, an agreement was made to continue the monitoring process, with the aim of completing data collection by 2018.

Conclusion: Compliance with guidelines is critical for assessing the efficacy and safety of TAVR. Moreover, the TAVR monitoring process must be properly conducted for an accurate evaluation to be made. Any country planning to introduce TAVR may encounter difficulties with regards to the optimal initiation strategy and subsequent monitoring. Nevertheless, continued efforts should be made to persuade the government and the corresponding medical societies to facilitate the optimal application of TAVR.


Transcatheter aortic valve replacement/implantation, Aortic valve stenosis, Guidelines, Monitoring, Safety and efficacy
원문 및 링크아웃 정보
등재저널 정보
학술진흥재단(KCI) KoreaMed 대한의학회 회원 
주제명(Target field)
연구참여(Sample size)
질병특성(Condition Category)
연구설계(Study Design)
중재방법(Intervention Type)
중재명칭(Intervention Name)
Compliance with TAVR guidelines is essential for ensuring efficacy and safety in treating high-risk or inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis.
연구비지원(Fund Source)
근거수준평가(Evidence Hierarchy)
ICD 03