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Figure 5: ACC/AHA vs. ESC/EACTS Guidelines on the Choice of Intervention (TAVR vs SAVR). *Shared decision-making: SAVR or TAVI is both appropriate between 65 and 80 years of age. Factors to consider include vascular access, comorbid conditions, life expectancy, and functional capacity after AVR along with the patient's preferences.[19] ACC: American College of Cardiology, AHA: American Heart Association, EACTS: European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Society, ESC: European Society of Cardiology, EuroSCORE: European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation, TAVR: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, LE: Life expectancy, SAVR: Surgical aortic valve replacement, STS: Society of Thoracic Surgeons – predicted risk of mortality, TAVR: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Figure 5: ACC/AHA vs. ESC/EACTS Guidelines on the Choice of Intervention (TAVR vs SAVR). *Shared decision-making: SAVR or TAVI is both appropriate between 65 and 80 years of age. Factors to consider include vascular access, comorbid conditions, life expectancy, and functional capacity after AVR along with the patient's preferences.<sup>[19]</sup> ACC: American College of Cardiology, AHA: American Heart Association, EACTS: European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Society, ESC: European Society of Cardiology, EuroSCORE: European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation, TAVR: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, LE: Life expectancy, SAVR: Surgical aortic valve replacement, STS: Society of Thoracic Surgeons – predicted risk of mortality, TAVR: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement