Division I softball player Kaitlynn Dawson faced open heart surgery for a leaky bicuspid aortic valve. See how the less-invasive SAVR procedure by UT Southwestern's Dr. Neelan Doolabh got Kaitlynn back on the field in just three months – with a brand new heart valve.
Shelley Lynne had an aortic root aneurysm, a leaky heart valve, and no room in her life for traditional open heart surgery and a long recovery. See how a new procedure designed by UT Southwestern's Neelan Doolabh, M.D., saved Shelley's life – and livelihood.
MitraClip has emerged as a treatment option for patients with mitral valve disease who are not healthy enough for valve replacement surgery. However, the device is approved for only a small patient pool – and it might be unnecessary with optimized medical therapy.