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New Heart Valve Possible for More Patients with TAVR

**By Moses Mathur, MD, MSc, FACC**

Less than a decade ago, replacing the aortic valve required open-heart surgery and involved a long recovery. 591 more words

Heart Institute

Strong woman. Brave heart.

Twelve and a half years ago, she had open heart surgery to replace a leaky valve in her heart. The diagnosis had come as a surprise a couple of years before. 517 more words

Family And Friends.

My elderly patient developed a new left bundle branch block following transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Is this a frequent occurrence?

Yes, conduction abnormalities, particularly left bundle branch block (LBBB), frequently complicate transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

A 2016 systematic review and meta-analysis reported new-onset LBBB following TAVR and persisting at hospital discharge in 13.3%-37% of patients1; the incidence may be higher or lower depending on the type of prosthesis used.2,3 In the same systematic review, new-onset LBBB was associated with a higher risk of permanent pacemaker placement (PPI) and cardiac death during 1-year followup.   317 more words

The Role of TAVR in Treating Blocked or Narrowed Aortic Valve of the Heart

Mark Sasse, MD wrote . . . . . .

The aortic valve is the most important valve in the heart. All of the blood circulating in the body gets passed through this valve—it sends oxygen-rich blood to your brain and the rest of your body. 668 more words

News And Articles

YOUR HEALTH: Stopping a stroke with a filter

LOS ANGELES – One of Robert Friedman’s doctors described him as a “Dead Man Walking” before he had his aortic valve replaced.

He had several heart issues that made even non-invasive surgery dangerous and the… 463 more words

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Health First Valve Clinic | TAVR Surgery In Brevard County

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