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TAVR Procedure Safe for Elderly with Aortic Stenosis

Tags: aorta, aortic stenosis, aortic valve replacement, aortic valve surgery, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, TAVR, transcatheter aortic valve replacement

TAVR is the latest advance in aortic valve replacement; its minimally invasive approach means patients who previously were out of options now have an effective, safe choice for treatment.

thoracic aorta and abdominal aortic aneurysm

Your Guide to Treating Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Video)

Tags: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aorta, aortic-whiteboard, Dr. Clair, heart videos, video, whiteboard sessions

A “bulge” in your aorta, known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, can cause massive bleeding or even death if it ruptures. This whiteboard video illustrates how surgery repairs the aneurysm and restores healthy blood flow.

Musician Charles Doerr

New Music Comes Soon After New Heart Valve

Tags: aorta, aortic valve replacement, congenital heart defect, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery

Patient’s proactive approach to his own care leads to successful valve surgery—and healthy cognitive functioning soon after the procedure.


Understanding Aortic Aneurysms (Video)

Tags: aorta, aorta and aortic aneurysms whiteboards, aortic aneurysm, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, vascular disease, whiteboard sessions

When is it time to operate on an aortic aneurysm? That depends on its location and type. Eric Roselli, MD, discusses types of aortic aneurysm.

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All About the Aorta (Video)

Tags: aorta, aorta and aortic aneurysms whiteboards, aorta disease, aortic aneurysm, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, vascular disease, whiteboard sessions

For the body’s largest blood vessel, the aorta, understanding its various sections is important because treatment methods depend on the location of an aortic aneurysm.


Celtics’ Player Back on the Court after Heart Surgery

Tags: aorta, aortic aneurysm, news, vascular surgery

Aortic aneurysms often go undetected. Basketball player Jeff Green’s early diagnosis led to a successful surgery at Cleveland Clinic.


Blocked Aorta May Not Need a Big Operation (Video)

Tags: aorta, balloon angioplasty, Dr. Daniel Clair, minimally invasive surgery, vascular surgery

A blocked aorta usually means a big procedure for most patients. Cleveland Clinic's Daniel Clair, MD, chair of Vascular Surgery tells how minimally invasive treatment options, including balloon angioplasty, are being used at Cleveland Clinic to speed recovery and get patients home sooner.

Bridging stents

Covering the Angles in Aortic Stent Grafting: Part 2

Tags: aorta, aortic aneurysm, heart health, heart surgery, innovation

Endografts are amazing devices that are able to branch and twist to meet the needs of patients. Learn how they're reshaping treatment of aortic aneurysms.

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Covering the Angles in Aortic Stent Grafting: Part 1

Tags: aorta, aortic aneurysm, heart surgery

What is an aortic aneurysm? Daniel Clair, MD, explains the basics of the ballooning effect in this big, hardy blood vessel.

Surgeons performing TAVR

TAVR Gets Wider Approval (Video)

Tags: aorta, heart, heart surgery, innovation, TAVR

Too old. Too sick. What happens when you need a new aortic valve and surgery isn’t an option? An amazing new technique delivers a new valve directly to the aortic root without surgery, as shown in this inspiring video.