Working Group of Ukrainian Association of Cardiology.Ukrainian Association of Cardiology Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of valvular heart disease

These guidelines provide new statements regarding evidence-based management of patients with valvular heart disease. Compared to the previous recommendations, the authors renewed patient management algorithms, widened the spectrum of indications and contraindications, corrected some classes of recommendations and levels of evidence according to the results of novel investigations. In particular, the management algorithm of patients with aortic stenosis was principally renewed and new recommendations regarding transcatheter aortic valve implantation and percutaneous valvuloplasty “leaf to leaf” were provided. In addition, new recommendations emphasize risk stratification and complex approach to the management of patients with valvular heart disease.

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