Aim is to develop protocols for patient-specific replicas that help physicians plan their approaches to treatment.
Open surgery has long been the convention for treating aortic stenosis, a potentially lethal condition in which a failing aortic valve reduces blood flow from the heart.
Implanting replacement aortic valves via catheter is as good as, or better than, surgery for low-risk patients, new studies show.
During assessment of a hip injury, patient Debbie Davis was found to have a failing aortic valve.
A cut to her aortic valve, via catheter, pulled UW Medicine patient Debbie Davis out of a tough spot.
(Downloadable video and script, and still images of patient) On July 17, 2017, a UW Medicine team performed the first-ever catheter-based surgical laceration to replace a failing artificial aortic valve.
Patients No. 1 and 2 recovering well after UW Medicine specialists perform novel heart-valve procedure
Historically, people whose aortic valve functions poorly have been directed to open-heart surgery, the “gold standard” of care. Since 2011, though, the U.S.
UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center is enrolling patients in a clinical trial that may be the final threshold to a new standard of care for aortic-valve replacement.
UW Medicine has only heart program in five Pacific Northwest states participating in U.S. trial of catheter-based treatment