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External iliac remote endarterectomy in lieu of a conduit for TEVAR

The patient had diffuse atherosclerosis with small luminal area even in areas without calcified plaque. It predicted inaccessibility for the 22 French sheath required to deliver the 32mm C-TAG device to be placed for a symptomatic type B thoracic aortic dissection associated with a small but expanding proximal aneurysm. 483 more words

Techniques

Genesis: First Hospital to do New Heart Procedure in the Quad Cities

Genesis Health System is the first hospital in the Quad Cities to do a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR.

A TAVR replaces a shrinking heart valve with a man made one. 211 more words

Health

Update on cardiac surgery: TAVR procedure

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Heart valve disease, such as aortic stenosis, can be extremely serious and life-threatening. Aortic stenosis is a particularly common form of valve disease in the elderly population that can fortunately be screened for fairly easily, using an echocardiogram.  296 more words

House Calls

Don’t Dismantle the TAVR Heart Team

There is global debate how to make TAVR procedures less expensive. Some sites changed from general anesthesia to sedation, some go even beyond that and keep patients fully awake during the procedure. 363 more words

Repairing Heart Valves without Opening Chests

For older patients, open heart surgery can be risky and require extended stays in the hospital.

A new, advanced procedure offered at Roper Hospital reduces these patients’ recovery time and will help them live longer, healthier lives. 452 more words

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