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LMHS Patient and Provider Gathering Celebrates 100th TAVR Procedure

LMHS Patient and Provider Gathering Celebrates 100th TAVR Procedure

posted on: 4/24/2024 2:31:44 PM

On Monday, April 22, the Lima Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute celebrated improving the lives of more than 100 patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis with the TAVR procedure. The celebration connected providers with patients and their families who have experienced the positive impact of a TAVR procedure.

TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) is a less invasive procedure designed to replace a diseased aortic valve and get patients back on their feet faster. In a “stenotic” or diseased aortic valve, the thin leaflets that open and close to let blood through become stiff and thickened. This limits the amount of blood pumped out to the body and makes the heart work harder. A diseased valve affects overall health and can limit daily activities.

“We’re celebrating more than completing 100 TAVR procedures,” expressed Natalie Lammers, PA-C, Structural Heart Coordinator, Lima Memorial. “We are celebrating the more than 100 lives improved with this innovative procedure available in our community.”

The celebration also included words of gratitude from LMHS Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologists and providers, a video feature highlighting heartfelt patient testimonials and stories and the presentation of an award to the LMHS TAVR team, symbolically marking this significant milestone in Lima Memorial’s cardiovascular care history.

Click here to learn more about the innovative TAVR procedure.

TAVR team

TAVR patient with her team

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