TAVI Procedure Helps Patients with Severely Damaged Aortic Valve
In January 2012 Bill Tewes became one of the first people in Wisconsin to undergo transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a procedure that allows correction for patients with aortic valves deemed too damaged for surgery.
Related information: Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Replacement
Diana Smith is a 92-year-old woman who is active both at home and in her community. She developed an aortic valve problem, but couldn't have open-heart surgery to repair the valve. However, Diana was able to undergo the TAVI procedure, allowing her to resume her busy lifestyle.