Today’s Discovery: New hope for heart valve replacement

Posted on: 8:58 am, September 18, 2012, by , updated on: 09:42am, May 14, 2013

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a new medical procedure for people who have severe aortic stenosis — the narrowing of the heart valve that restricts blood flow to the body — and who cannot endure traditional open-heart surgery.

Discover how cardiologists from the VCU Pauley Heart Center are using this innovative minimally invasive approach to heart valve replacement and who can benefit from it.

For more information, visit http://www.pauleyheart.vcu.edu/clinical/valve/index.html

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