Features March 2014 Issue

Encouraging Developments in Aortic Valve Disease Treatment

Recent studies further validate the safety and effectiveness of a new, less-invasive valve replacement procedure.

Aortic valve disease, if left untreated, can lead to life-threatening conditions, such as heart failure. But individuals with severe aortic valve disease are often not good candidates for valve replacement, because the open surgery required for the procedure can also be quite dangerous.

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