Surgeons at Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta performed the hospital’s first transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure — or TAVR — on January 14. Currently, it is the only hospital in the region to offer this non-invasive heart procedure to patients in the community.
TAVR is a non-surgical alternative procedure that treats aortic stenosis — a heart valve disease that causes reduced blood flow through theaortic valve. Patients with aortic valve stenosis often suffer from…
Read more at the source: Alternative to open-heart surgery now available at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta
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