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Outcomes for Non-Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement

Open-heart surgery is the standard way to replace a narrowed or calcified aortic valve. For high-risk patients who may be older or have other serious medical conditions, surgery might not be an option. Newer technology now allows doctors to replace a poorly functioning aortic valve by transporting a replacement valve to the heart through a catheter. A new study examined how patients undergoing this procedure are doing one year later.

Click here to read the full report from JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association.