Archive for the 'Aortic Valve Replacement' Category
Great news! Last week, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved a sutureless heart valve replacement for the treatment of aortic stenosis. So, to educate you about sutureless heart valve replacements, we just launched a patient education center about this innovative therapy for aortic stenosis. To see it, click here.
At Edwards Lifesciences Patient Day 2015, Stewart Gully can’t hold back tears of joy, thankfulness and appreciation.
Watch this video to learn why…
A man. A bicuspid aortic valve. A heart valve surgery. A mountain of inspiration.
This is the story of Dave Augustus…
I’m getting a lot of questions about transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. A common question I get has to do with the different access points by which a TAVR can be implanted.
Nina Bamford was taken to the emergency room four times due to symptoms including shortness of breath. Nina was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis. Nina was told that open heart surgery was “too risky” for her.
At 81 years old, Nina wanted to live.
I get a lot of questions about aortic valve surgery. Lately, my inbox has swollen with questions about less invasive aortic valve procedures.
We’re excited to wrap up our first “Patient Success Week” with a story of hope!
In March, Edwards Lifesciences Foundation hired our team to film a mini-documentary about an extraordinary heart valve mission in the Dominican Republic. To see how patients, like Dionicio Garcia, got a “Second Chance” at life during this mission, please enjoy the video below.
I’ll admit it. I love our community. I love seeing patients inspire each other. I love seeing patients educate each other. And, I loooooooooove when patients use the community in ways that I never imagined.
For example, some patients have Spring Break reunions in Florida.
I’m very fortunate to meet many patients with heart valve disease. It’s always interesting to hear how each patient has a unique story specific to their valvular disorder.
Stella McClellan is a perfect example of this phenomena. Within 30 seconds of meeting Stella, I was captivated by her story. I mean… When someone tells you they were about to die from aortic stenosis, how can you not want to learn more. This is Stella’s patient success story thanks to a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).