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AHJ S1E4: TAVI 10 Year Anniversary

2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the TAVI device, short for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. The TAVI system enables the replacement of a diseased aortic valve without open-heart surgery or surgical removal of the native valve.

This minimally invasive surgical option reduces operating time and allows for a shortened recovery period for patients.

AHJ met with the cardiologist teams in Melbourne’s Epworth and Alfred Hospital who have involved in implanting the device over the past 10 years.

Interviews:

  • Associate Professor Tony Walton, Epworth Hospital, Director of Catheter Laboratory and Deputy Director of Cardiology – Alfred Health
  • Associate Professor Ron Dick, Director of Cardiac Sciences – Epworth Healthcare
  • Professor Stephen Duffy, Alfred Health
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