TAVR (trans aortic valve replacement)

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.

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

Patients No. 1 and 2 recovering well after UW Medicine specialists perform novel heart-valve procedure

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