Patient Story: Donna's Tragedy to TAVR Triumph!
Donna Hartley has seen more than her fair share of health challenges including malnourishment, heart disease, a DC-10 plane crash, cancer and more heart disease. So... What did Donna do when she was told that she needed an aortic valve re-replacement during the COVID-19 pandemic? Watch this video to learn several important patient considerations from Donna's perspective including being your own best advocate, researching your medical team, understanding how transcatheter aortic valve replacement devices can be used for valve re-operations and much more. (Video posted on February 16, 2021)
Dr. Vincent Gaudiani
El Camino Hospital
Mountain View, California