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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.

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Aortic Valve Repair May Mean No More Blood Thinner for You

Tags: aortic valve, aortic valve repair, aortic valve surgery, blood thinners, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart surgery

A recent study finds surgery to repair a common congenital aortic valve defect fixes the leaky valve and avoids the need for blood thinners.

You've been told you need heart surgery

You’ve Been Told You Need Heart Surgery (Video)

Tags: aortic valve disease, aortic valve surgery, heart surgery, heart valve disease, heart video, minimally invasive surgery, research, video

When you need heart surgery, do your homework to identify the right hospital and heart surgeon for you. Advance planning gives you tools to set a productive initial meeting and discuss your next options.

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For Heart Surgery, Nothing Trumps Experience

Tags: aortic valve surgery, heart surgery

Cleveland Clinic's heart and vascular surgical team wins top rating. The Chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery discusses the rewards of handling a high volume of complex cases.

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Heart Valve Innovation is Treating the Inoperable (Video)

Tags: aortic valve surgery, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, news, percutaneous heart valve, research, TAVR, valve, Valve Disease

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive technique for replacing a diseased aortic heart valve that is bringing hope to high risk patients.


Former cancer patient conquers serious heart condition

Tags: aorta surgery, aortic valve surgery, cleveland clinic, patient story

After heart surgery, Barbara Hagan keeps running and encourages others to be tested.