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Is subcutaneous aortic valve replacement viable?

submitted by Conrad from Sierra Vista, Arizona on 2/20/2014

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD  

Neil E. Strickman, MDYes, subcutaneous aortic valve replacement, better known as TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement), is available in major medical centers throughout the US. Experienced cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons will know which patients are appropriate candidates, and can help with this treatment.

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