Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute Begins Offering a New, Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacemen

Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute Begins Offering a New, Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement Procedure

TAVR-Still.jpgSEATTLE, Sept. 11, 2012 - For patients too sick to undergo open-heart surgery, a new, FDA-approved, minimally invasive aortic valve replacement procedure - now being performed by Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute (SHVI) providers - is offering new hope to patients whose life-threatening heart condition was previously inoperable.

EverydayHealth.com posted a story about this new procedure - called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement - on their web site. The piece includes a two-minute-long video and transcript featuring interviews with SHVI physicians involved with these cases as well as personal perspectives from an 88-year-old woman from Olympia, Wash. who recently underwent the procedure at Swedish/Cherry Hill and is glad it was an available option.

To view the story on EverydayHealth.com and/or read the transcript, click here.

For more information about SHVI's TAVR program, please call 206-215-2516.

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Dana Lewis | Swedish Blog Administrator
Hi Gary, here is the link to a video with more information on TAVR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LFmj1P29_g
3/12/2013 1:34:49 PM
GARY DIAMOND
Hello,

I recently saw your full video on TAVR. Excellent presentation. I now have a friend needing an aortic valve replacement. How can he see tis full video.

I'm a retired nurse looking to help out.

Thanks & Be Well,
Gary
3/12/2013 12:25:28 PM
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