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When Valve Surgery Is Not an Option, Think TAVR

Many older patients with heavy calcium deposits on their heart’s aortic valve (a condition called aortic stenosis, or AS) are considered too high risk for valve replacement surgery. Today, these patients have an option in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). TAVR is a method of inserting a new aortic valve within a damaged valve through … Read More

Tailored Treatment for Your Valvular Heart Disease (Video)

Patients with valvular heart disease should receive treatment that’s individualized for the best chance to achieve improved heart function and a better quality of life, says newly released treatment and classification guidelines. The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association recently issued the new guidelines. The guidelines help doctors decide what treatments are best … Read More

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

Maybe you were taken by surprise when your physician said you’d need heart surgery like more than a half million Americans do each year. Like most of my patients, you probably have lots of questions, beginning with “Where?” and “Who?” You owe it to yourself to invest time into planning for your procedure and to … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Heart Valve Diseases and Conditions

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about heart valve disease and conditions? Edward Savage, MD, Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida and Bruce Lytle, MD, Chairman of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, answer your questions about this topic during … Read More

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