aortic valve

Doctors performing TAVR
March 26, 2019

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.

March 26, 2019

It’s a function of age, mostly, when an aortic valve starts to fail.

picture of fluoroscopy showing patient heart procedure of patient Debbie Davis
July 16, 2018

During assessment of a hip injury, patient Debbie Davis was found to have a failing aortic valve.

picture of UW Medicine cardiac specialists
August 17, 2017

(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.

August 17, 2017

A UW Medicine cardiologist has taken another step into the realm of heart surgeons in performing a first-in-the-world intentional cut via catheter to replace a patient’s failed artificial aortic valve.

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. 

May 24, 2017

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. 

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