Features March 2014 Issue

Undersized Valves Contribute To Post-TAVR Complications

A Cleveland Clinic analysis finds that using an undersized aortic valve can lead to aortic regurgitation after valve replacement surgery.

Treating a diseased aortic valve with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can add quality years to a patientís life. But this relatively new procedure carries some risk and possible complications.

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