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What TAVR Means for Low-Risk Heart Valve Replacement Patients

Download your free informational guide on the TAVR procedure.  Not too long ago, a diagnosis of severe aortic stenosis invariably resulted in open-heart surgery to install a replacement valve, followed by a recovery calculated in weeks and months. Now, a remarkable new procedure (not surgery) replaces a leaky aortic valve by guiding...


A New Twist To Open-Heart-Surgery Alternative

Download your free informational guide on the TAVR procedure.  For patients too  frail to undergo open-heart surgery, a minimally invasive procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, repairs the damaged valve instead of replacing it. Doctors usually access the heart through the groin or ribs, but that wasn’t an option...


Mitral Valve Disease: Repairing The Heart’s Vital Blood Passageway

Download your free informational guide on mitral valve disease.  Mitral valve disease can cause serious fatigue, as Malcolm Chapman finally realized after initially attributing it to advancing age. What’s the mitral valve? It situated between the heart’s two chambers, the left atrium that acts a pumping chamber and the left...


The Bloodless Heart Transplant

When Jonathan Henry needed a new heart, he did his research to find a hospital where clinicians had extensive transplant experience, and could both support and respect his religious tenets, which required a transplant performed bloodlessly — without blood transfusions. He found what he needed at Hartford Hospital. Hartford Hospital...


Can too much exercise be bad for your heart?

There is certainly no doubt that exercise is good for you. To improve overall cardiovascular health, The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (such as brisk walking) or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (such as jogging) or a combination of moderate...


Caffeine Overdose: It’s Rare, But This Time It Was Fatal

An extremely rare instance of a”caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia,” was the cause of death of a 16-year-old South Carolina teen, according a coroner’s report. Davis Cripe died April 26 after drinking a large amount of caffeine in a short amount of time, according the Richland County, S.C., medical...