500th TAVR Procedure

Eisenhower Health has performed its 500th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure. TAVR is an alternative treatment option for patients with symptomatic aortic valve stenosis, including those patients who are not candidates for open heart valve surgery. The hospital was the first to bring the TAVR procedure to the Coachella Valley and is still the only hospital in the valley to perform TAVR procedures.

"Eisenhower Health is proud to have been the first to bring the TAVR procedure to the Coachella Valley,” says Martin Massiello, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eisenhower Health. “It takes an entire team of highly skilled clinicians working together to bring our patients consistent, excellent outcomes. We are proud to celebrate this milestone as well as the life-saving, life-changing benefits TAVR brings to our patients.”

TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure to treat aortic valve stenosis (a narrowing of the aortic valve opening) by replacing a faulty valve without surgically opening the chest. With the TAVR approach, a team of interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons delivers a collapsible replacement valve to the valve site through a catheter. Once in position, the new valve is expanded, pushing the old valve leaflets (the “flaps” that control blood flow) out of the way and creating a new valve orifice.

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