Tag: aortic stenosis

Minimally Invasive TAVR Procedure Helped Ruby Feel Like Herself Again

Minimally Invasive TAVR Procedure Helped Ruby Feel Like Herself Again

Ruby Morgan-Dermody, a feisty 89-year-old who exercises daily, thought she was pretty healthy. At a visit to her primary-care physician, Ruby told the doctor she “felt a bit tired, but I’m an old lady!” While listening to Ruby’s heart, her physician told her things weren’t working the way they should. “Sure they are,” she remembers

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Update On St. Louis’ First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patient

Update On St. Louis’ First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patient

We are in the final stages of putting together our annual report to the community and one of the stories from the publication we wanted to share early is an update on TAVR patient #1, Mary Ann Cahalin of Florissant.
“My wife is famous.” That’s what Cahalin’s husband would share with friends and even some strangers after

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Non-invasive surgery an option for open-heart surgery

We’ve got some good news we’d like to share with you.
A nationwide clinical study has revealed that an innovative procedure which can replace a diseased heart valve is very effective for patients who are too frail to endure open-heart surgery.
Doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and other medical instutions have

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