Heart procedure gives doctors, patients options - Omaha, Nebraska - CHI Health

Heart procedure gives doctors, patients options

Article Date: Nov 26, 2012

A unique treatment is giving new life to heart patients who had few options, if any.

"I'd say anybody that passes this up is making a big mistake," Smejkal said.

In a TAVR procedure, doctors said, a patient gets all the benefits of open-heart surgery without a chest incision.

"I go through the groin and take the catheter, take the valve up, stretch it open and this new valve takes over," said Alegent Creighton Health cardiologist Ruby Satpathy.

Satpathy said it's a shorter procedure and patients have a faster recovery.

Read the full story ...

Reader Comments
There are currently no comments.
Post a Comment
Comment Policy
Name *
Email Address *
Spam Check * I am:
An Individual
A Business
CHI Health Employee
A Spambot
3 + 1 =
Message *
This is a moderated comment section.
Your post will be displayed upon approval.
Recent Articles
15 Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism
Oct 6, 2015

Dr. Pallati Discussed a New Bariatric Procedure on the Morning Blend
Oct 6, 2015

CHI Health Awarded $194,500 grant to plan for Behavioral Health Services in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
Oct 5, 2015

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Unveiled Giant Pink Ribbon Today
Oct 1, 2015

Prestigious Position Could Mean More Lives Being Saved in the Future
Oct 1, 2015