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Assuring Your Heart is Open For Business

Aortic stenosis is a serious condition affecting a valve in the heart that helps transport oxygen-rich blood to the body. For severe cases of aortic stenosis, the most effective treatment is surgical replacement of the valve. Unfortunately, since this option requires open-heart surgery, it may not be appropriate for many patients – especially the elderly and those who suffer from health conditions that might add complications to the procedure.