Impact of a Patient Decision Aid for Treatment of Aortic Stenosis

2019-10-01 07:55:12 | BioPortfolio


This project will evaluate the impact of a patient decision aid created by the American College of Cardiology for patients considering treatment of aortic stenosis. The decision aid describes surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) surgery and transcatheter valve replacement surgery (TAVR).


The pilot trial will enroll patients who are coming in to see a valve specialist (cardiac surgeon or interventional cardiologist) to discuss treatment options for aortic stenosis. The study will recruit approximately 60 patients and randomly assign them to usual care arm or decision aid arm. The decision aid will be given to the participant in clinic at the time of their appointment. Patient participants in both arms will be asked to complete a short survey after the visit. The survey will assess knowledge, treatment preference, shared decision making (SDM), and decisional conflict. Analyses will compare the two arms on these outcomes to generate preliminary data on impact of the intervention.

Study Design


Aortic Valve Stenosis


"Treatment Choices for Aortic Stenosis" Decision Aid


Massachusetts General Hospital
United States


Enrolling by invitation


Massachusetts General Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-01T07:55:12-0400

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A pathological constriction that can occur above (supravalvular stenosis), below (subvalvular stenosis), or at the AORTIC VALVE. It is characterized by restricted outflow from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the AORTA.

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A type of constriction that is caused by the presence of a fibrous ring (discrete type) below the AORTIC VALVE, anywhere between the aortic valve and the MITRAL VALVE. It is characterized by restricted outflow from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the AORTA.

A pathological constriction occurring in the region below the AORTIC VALVE. It is characterized by restricted outflow from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the AORTA.

A pathological constriction occurring in the region above the AORTIC VALVE. It is characterized by restricted outflow from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the AORTA.

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