Introduction: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is now a widely adopted therapy for the treatment of elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis. Improved pre-procedural screening, increased operators’ experience and technology advancement have made this technique highly reliable and standardized. Areas covered: The purpose of this review article is to provide an overview of the strategies that can be adopted to optimize the TAVI procedure (pre-interventional work-up and procedural simplification and early discharge). Expert commentary: Optimization of TAVI therapy is already a reality and has shown to be safe in most patients, but its penetration has to face with real-world practice. The adoption of a minimalistic and optimized approach requires integration of multidisciplinary competences and an extended, dynamic conception of heart team, which also includes patients’ families, referring cardiologist and general practitioners.
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