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 a Medtronic transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can be used for heart valve re-operations and much more. (Video posted on February 16, 2021)
Dr. Vincent Gaudiani
El Camino Hospital
Mountain View, California