Features December 2014 Issue

Study: Aortic Valve Repair May Negate Need for Blood Thinners

Study: Aortic Valve Repair May Negate Need for Blood Thinners

For certain patients whose valves can be repaired, research suggests the results are durable and may not require a lifetime of warfarin therapy.

When itís very serious, aortic valve disease is best treated with a valve replacement procedure. But for many patients with less severe conditions, valve repair can restore safe and healthy blood flow from the heart to the aorta.

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