Dr. Vijay Iyer, MD, Director of Cardiology, discusses the importance of taking care of your heart during this pandemic, and why it’s important not to ignore signs and symptoms.
Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) has successfully completed its one thousandth transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure that delivers a fully collapsible replacement valve to a damaged heart valve site. The 1000thpatient is 87-year-old war veteran Santi Corbelli of Williamsville, who was able to leave the hospital one day after the procedure.
Some of the most common issues affecting people worldwide are aortic stenosis (narrowing or obstruction of the aortic valve), atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm), and degenerative mitral regurgitation (connective tissue of the mitral valve causes lesions preventing normal heart function). Now, more than ever, the following minimally invasive technologies are saving and improving lives.