KYW Staff
September 13, 2019 - 6:26 pm
TAVR, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, used to be only for the sickest patients who were to frail to undergo open heart surgery. Now, Dr. Roi Altit, an interventional cardiologist at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, says the procedure is available to nearly all patients with faulty...
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Deborah's TAVR Team
July 02, 2018 - 11:27 am
An estimated 2.5 million Americans over the age of 75 suffer from aortic stenosis, a hardening and narrowing of the aortic valve – the primary valve that helps deliver blood through the body. It’s a progressive and life-threatening disease; without treatment, a patient with symptomatic AS has a 50...
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June 22, 2017 - 11:30 am
Traditional open heart surgery. Deborah Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Paul Burns says advancing technology means that “tradition” is becoming more of an exception than an expectation. Minimally invasive procedures are increasingly allowing him and his colleagues to treat cardiac issues without...
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