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.
A recent study finds surgery to repair a common congenital aortic valve defect fixes the leaky valve and avoids the need for blood thinners.
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.
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.
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.
After heart surgery, Barbara Hagan keeps running and encourages others to be tested.