First TAVR with FDA Nod

The four doctors – two interventional cardiologists and two heart surgeons — were exhilarated as they emerged from the operating room. They’d just completed a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) operation at Cleveland Clinic – and heard of the news of pending FDA approval. As he removed his mask, prominent aortic surgeon Eric Roselli, MD, … Read More

It Can Be Shocking…

When 57-year-old Pat Karg went in for a routine physical, she got some unexpected news about her heart. “It can be shocking for anyone to go in for a routine surgery and find out you need heart surgery,” says Rich Besser, MD, host of ABC News’ “Medical Moments”. In this segment, Dr. Besser tells how … Read More

Valve Replacement from the Inside

Conventional aortic valve repair is a very successful operation.  Most patients who have the narrowing of the aortic valve known as aortic stenosis should have their valves replaced or repaired in the usual way: through an incision in the chest. But there is a small minority of patients who are too old, weak or unstable … Read More

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