- The objective of this project was to provide an update to the previously published consensus 2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) evidence-based guidelines for the management of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR).
- Our mission was to develop evidence-based American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) consensus focused on the surgical treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) and perioperative questions: when to operate, how to prepare the patient for operation, how to operate, and other issues relevant to managing and following patients after surgery.1-8 The writing committee included 4 cardiac surgeons, 1 cardiologist, 2 infectious disease specialists, and Dr Eugene H. Blackstone. The draft produced was reviewed by invited additional experts, including 4 cardiac surgeons, 1 anesthesiologist, 1 cardiologist, 2 imaging experts, 3 infectious disease specialists, and 1 neurologist (See Appendix E1).
- The objective of this project was to establish consensus 2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) evidence-based guidelines for the management of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR).
- The medical profession should play a central role in evaluating evidence related to drugs, devices, and procedures for detection, management, and prevention of disease. When properly applied, expert analysis of available data on the benefits and risks of these therapies and procedures can improve the quality of care, optimize patient outcomes, and favorably affect costs by focusing resources on the most effective strategies. An organized and directed approach to a thorough review of evidence has resulted in the production of clinical practice guidelines that assist clinicians in selecting the best management strategy for an individual patient.