Items Tagged ‘aortic valve’

Giving Hope with TAVR

February 3, 2017

Giving Hope with TAVR

By uclahealth uclahealth

Aortic stenosis (when the heart’s aortic valve doesn’t fully open) has a pretty high mortality rate — at one year there is a 50 percent chance of dying, so these patients were left hopeless,” says William Suh, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “But TAVR, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement, is […]

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Tags: aortic stenosis, aortic valve, Dr. William Suh, heart health, Heart Month, interventional cardiologist, patient stories, TAVR, TAVR program, transcatheter aortic valve replacement


Fabulous at 94

February 3, 2017

Fabulous at 94

By uclahealth uclahealth

“A doctor told my mother that she had 6 months to one year to live, and my daughter and I decided that we weren’t going to accept that,” says Darleen Mosher, pictured right, regarding her mother’s aortic stenosis. Alta Mauer Claassen, pictured left, needed a valve replacement, as her aortic valve wasn’t properly opening to […]

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Tags: aortic stenosis, aortic valve, cardiology, Dr. William Suh, heart, heart health, Heart Month, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, valve replacement