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Mending Broken Hearts: Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement

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In the premier episode of Breakthrough Medicine, we watch as UHealth physicians work to save the life of a man suffering with aortic stenosis using an experimental treatment performed as part of a clinical trial available in Florida only at University of Miami Hospital.

Aortic stenosis, a life-threatening condition, is an abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve that restricts blood flow from the heart to the organs and tissue. The percutaneous aortic valve replacement clinical trial – available in Florida only at University of Miami Hospital – uses experimental procedure to treat aortic stenosis in patients who are not eligible for open-heart surgery. You can read more about the trial in the Summer 2008 issue of University of Miami Medicine.

We also invite you to learn more about Dr. William O’Neill and Dr. Alan Heldman, two of the UHealth physicians who were featured in the episode.

If you are interested in other clinical trials visit the UHealth Clinical Trials page.

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