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What is the treatment for severe aortic stenosis?

Dr. Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Severe aortic stenosis is a narrowing of your aortic valve opening that does not allow normal blood flow. Currently, there is no medicine to treat aortic stenosis. Aortic valve replacement is the treatment for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. This is usually done through open-heart surgery.

Dr. Vamsee Mohan M. Yaganti, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Learn about the treatments for aortic stenosis from Vamsee Yaganti, MD, from Heart Center at St. Mark's. He describes the difference between surgical valve replacement and the newer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

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