Surgeon explains deadly heart condition

Dr. Angel Caldera with Scott and White Round Rock joined KXAN News Today Saturday to share information on Aortic Stenosis and how doctors can treat it. A new procedure, called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Repair, offers a non-surgical alternative to treating the condition.

Facts about Transcatheter Aortic Valve Repair: (Source: Scott and White)

  • Less invasive technology
  • No need for open-heart surgery
  • Approved by FDA in 2011
  • Inserted in leg, threaded to heart provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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