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Heart valve surgery without cracking open the chest

With minimally invasive heart valve surgery, surgeons don’t “crack open the chest,” instead going between the ribs through a 2-inch incision.

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TAVR is not the ‘beginning of the end’ for aortic stenosis open heart surgery

Two studies presented in March at #ACC19 are the talk of the cardiology community. Both address one question: Can low-risk patients with aortic stenosis benefit from TAVR? Dharam Kumbhani, M.D., says the data are intriguing, but the excitement is a bit premature. Learn more.

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Unique Approach to Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

Dr. Neelan Doolabh offers a new way to think about – and do – heart valve surgery, and it’s reducing recovery times and improving outcomes.

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A better way to do heart surgery

Most heart valve surgeries require cutting the breastbone, leading to lengthy recoveries. Now there’s a no-cut alternative available at UTSW.