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Heart valve innovations
Ouzounian, Osten, David, Cusimano and Horlick

​​Dr.​ Maral Ouzounian, Dr. Mark Osten, Dr. Tirone David, Dr. Robert James Cusimano and Dr. Eric Horlick​

Nov​el procedures and devices keep pumping in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) has changed the game in heart valve care and saved the lives of patients who were considered too high-risk for surgery. With TAVI now well-entrenched in clinical practice, cardiac doctors are looking out for the next big thing in heart valve repair and replacement

Game-changing. Life-saving. Grand slam. Phenomenal. These are just some of the words doctors and patients use to describe Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), which replaces a damaged heart valve with a replacement valve inserted through a small incision in the leg.​