TAVR For Minimally-invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

TAVR stands for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. It is a minimally invasive procedure where the replacement valve is inserted through the femoral artery. No heart-lung machine or opening the chest. The new valve is actually jammed right inside the old one, which is shoved out of the way. Needless to say, this is a great … Continue reading TAVR For Minimally-invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

Tips For Those That Need a Heart Valve Replacement

Heart valve replacement is even more intimidating than hip replacement. Again, the first step is to find a good surgeon you have confidence in. For the heart, I did not have a good word of mouth referral, but I had good luck with Adam Pick’s heart valve website. Just stick your zip code in his … Continue reading Tips For Those That Need a Heart Valve Replacement