Reuters: Less-invasive Heart Valve Replacement Tied to Better Quality of Life

February 23, 2018

People who get minimally-invasive surgery to replace damaged heart valves have an easier time completing daily tasks and a better quality of life after the procedure, a research review suggests.

Dr. David Cohen, director of cardiovascular research at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, weighed in on the benefits of 

"The results offer fresh evidence that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can help ease symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue that limit the ability to handle physical exertion," said Dr. Cohen.

Read the full article from Reuters: Less-invasive Heart Valve Replacement Tied to Better Quality of Life

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