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Who We Are Who We Are

AVIATOR is a open Valve Research Network from the Heart Valve Society aiming at gathering international physicians and scientists involved in dystrophic aortic insufficiency including ascending aorta aneurysm as well as in the development of aortic valve repair with the goal to combine forces and share experience in order to advance knowledge in this field.

Our Mission Our Mission

Is to provide a unique database (Aviator registry) open to any center taking care of patients with ascending aorta aneurysm (including root and/or supra coronary aorta) and/or isolated aortic insufficiency (including mixed congenital aortic valve disease) and/or planned for aortic valve or ascending aorta surgery for valve repair or valve replacement in order to evaluate the guidelines for surgical indication as well as the place of repair versus replacement with special focus on long term patients outcomes.

What is the AVIATOR Registry? What is the AVIATOR Registry?

It is an open international prospective registry who has been established to provide sufficient patient numbers, to evaluate the guidelines by a systematic uniform registration of patient characteristic, procedural aspects, and follow-up for the purpose of: (1) optimized multidisciplinary patient care, (2) uniform scientific reporting, and (3) assessment of quality of care. The data will be disseminated in peer-reviewed journals, at conferences and provide feedback to patient support groups. Finally, the registry will encourage centers to audit their own practice.

The AVIATOR Registry is Under scientific responsibility of the Heart Valve Society and is compliant with with International Council for Harmonisation and Good clinical practices (ICH/GCP).

Each center remains the owner of its data and can upload retrospective patients from local database.

The good reasons to participate to AVIATOR The good reasons to participate to AVIATOR
  1. A clinically orientated database where you can search each patient by his name (compliant with US and EU regulation for safety of personal data) and visualize directly patient medical summary with echo table online or printable as PDF form.

  2. Overview of your own results compared to complete database (friendly surgical report). Easy online patients selection of any variables. Online extraction of your own data.

  3. Initiating your own research (including extra variables specific to your center) and/or participate to multicenter analysis
How to join the AVIATOR Valve Research Network How to join the AVIATOR Valve Research Network

The AVIATOR staff wants to make joining AVAITOR as simple as possible. Follow the three simple steps to joining AVAITOR and start inputting data soon!

1 Participation in the AVAITOR Registry is completely free, however one person of the team needs to be a member of the Heart Valve Society.
Membership Application
2 Fill out the Participation Agreement and send to AVIATOR@HeartValveSociety.org
3 Once the AVIATOR staff has had a chance to review your application and create a profile for you, you will receive your personal login access to the database for each member of your team.
Upcoming Events
31st EACTS Annual Meeting
October 7-11, 2017
Vienna, Austria

STS 54th Annual Meeting
January 27-31, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

HVS 4th Annual Meeting
April 12-14, 2018
New York, New York

AATS 98th Annual Meeting
April 28 May 2, 2018
San Diego, California

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HVS Monaco, 2-3 March 2017 (Minutes)

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