Some heart valve implants are malfunctioning due to tiny blood clots, says a recent report. Does that mean patients with prosthetic valves are at higher risk of stroke? A Cleveland Clinic expert explains.
A minimally invasive technique for aortic valve replacement has emerged as one of the most exciting innovations in heart care in decades. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) allows doctors to insert a prosthetic valve inside a damaged valve in the cath lab. It’s a lifesaving option for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), for whom … Read More