SAVR or TAVR: Jim Whitney & Dr. Chris Malaisrie Explain Their Surgical Choice

With the FDA approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), many patients are wondering if this non-invasive approach to heart surgery can help them. In this video, Dr. Chris Malaisrie and Jim Whitney, a bicuspid aortic valve patient, explain the important consideration that may help others learn when TAVR may or may not be suitable for patients - especially patients with bicuspid aortic valves which have two leaflets instead of three leaflets. (Video posted on January 11, 2020)

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Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie

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Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

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