TAVR Procedure Safe for Elderly with Aortic Stenosis

High-risk patients with severe narrowing of the aorta are no longer out of options – even if they’re in their 90s. A recent Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute study confirms that Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is now safe and effective for patients well into their 80s and 90s. The key to successful results … Read More

New Trials for Heart Valve Replacement Underway

Aortic valve replacement is a life-saving option for many when medication and repair don’t solve the problem of stiffened, narrowed or leaky aortic valves that interfere with normal blood supply to the body. Two studies are building on the proven success and effectiveness of current technology and techniques in aortic valve surgery to see if … Read More

New Music Comes Soon After New Heart Valve

When Channon Doerr was 8, a school nurse discovered he had a congenital heart defect. He didn’t let that slow him down. He went from being an athletic kid to working with neighborhood kids on an old farm in his hometown of Wisconsin. In junior high he taught himself how play the piano. Ticking Time … Read More