Heart
Posted on: Aug 16
Heart
Posted on: Aug 16
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Innovations in Aortic Stenosis

Guest: Arthur C. Coffey, MD

Aortic valve stenosis occurs when the aortic valve, which allows oxygenated blood to exit the heart, becomes stiff due to certain disease processes. This stiffening puts an extra strain on the heart, which leads to an ineffective thick heart muscle, resulting in pain and shortness of breath. Patients with aortic valve stenosis can be treated with open surgical techniques due to the long-term benefits and proven outcomes. However, for patients who are too ill to undergo open-heart surgery, newer options are available, such as percutaneous aortic valve replacement. This less-invasive technique uses a catheter to place a valve inside the diseased aortic valve. In this podcast, Dr. Art Coffey, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Indiana University Health, explains these different surgical techniques to treat aortic stenosis, and also introduces a promising new prosthetic, known as the Trifecta valve. 

Tags: cardiovascular, heart, valve, surgery, podcast
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Innovations in Aortic Stenosis

Guest: Arthur C. Coffey, MD

Aortic valve stenosis occurs when the aortic valve, which allows oxygenated blood to exit the heart, becomes stiff due to certain disease processes. This stiffening puts an extra strain on the heart, which leads to an ineffective thick heart muscle, resulting in pain and shortness of breath. Patients with aortic valve stenosis can be treated with open surgical techniques due to the long-term benefits and proven outcomes. However, for patients who are too ill to undergo open-heart surgery, newer options are available, such as percutaneous aortic valve replacement. This less-invasive technique uses a catheter to place a valve inside the diseased aortic valve. In this podcast, Dr. Art Coffey, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Indiana University Health, explains these different surgical techniques to treat aortic stenosis, and also introduces a promising new prosthetic, known as the Trifecta valve. 

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