Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Update: Two Years Later

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Update: Two Years Later

  • Posted Aug 26, 2014
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Holy Cross Hospital was the first facility in South Florida  to offer Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for high risk patients and for those who suffer from severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. The TAVR program, along with the Valve and Structural Heart Disease Clinic launched in 2012. Two years later, Holy Cross' TAVR team has the most experience in South Florida in performing this minimally invasive procedure and has seen success rates higher than the national average. Originally, the procedure was done via a transfemoral approach (through the leg), and now there are four different approaches by which this procedure is performed, ensuring an available anatomical pathway for each patient.

Watch a video overview about this revolutionary procedure:
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement at Holy Cross Hospital - An Overview

Learn more about this procedure and Holy Cross' TAVR team at HolyCrossHeart.com.

TAVR Team 2014
Photo (L-R):
Holy Cross Hospital TAVR Team
Alexander Llanos, MD, Interventional Structural Heart Disease Cardiologist
Alan Niederman, MD, Interventional Cardiologist
Alexander Justicz, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Joshua Purow, MD, Interventional Cardiologist
Imad Tabry, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Irving David, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Vicente Font, MD, Echo Cardiologist
Elizabeth Graf, MSN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, Valve and Structural Heart Disease Clinic Coordinator

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The Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center at Holy Cross offers the latest in high-tech cardiac care. Holy Cross was the first in Broward County to offer Induced Hypothermia, which has shown to increase the odds of surviving cardiac arrest, and has been shown to improve neurological outcomes after such an event. We were also the first in Florida to use the Prime ECG Vest which, in select patients, may give physicians additional data beyond a traditional electrocardiogram. Our outstanding cardiovascular team, utilizing cutting-edge technology, can treat any heart and vascular situation especially in an emergency.

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