Tag: "aortic valve"
Earlier this week, a panel of cardiologists recommended to the FDA that an alternative to open heart surgery for valve replacement be approved. It’s called transcatheter aortic valve implantation or TAVI. According to the Associated Press: The Food and Drug Administration’s advisory panel voted 9 to 0, with one abstention, that the benefits of the [...]
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 used a [...]