UM Innovative Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program Marks 10th Anniversary

UM Innovative Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program Marks 10th Anniversary

A decade ago, open-heart surgery was the only available treatment for an aging adult with severe aortic stenosis, a life-threatening condition causing chest pain, fatigue and shortness of breath. But many high-risk patients whose diseased aortic valves were unable to pump an adequate flow of blood could not undergo surgery and faced a bleak outlook.

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