Tag Archives: aortic valve bypass

Does the Blood Flow Up?

I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked that question when I present our aortic valve bypass concept to non-surgeons. I no longer need to answer by referring the doubting Thomas’ only to the substantial body of clinical evidence published over the past 40 years demonstrating that apex to aorta valve bypass [...]

PARTNER Exclusion #23 – Bulky calcified aortic valve leaflets in close proximity to coronary ostia

In prior posts I have argued in support of the clinical need for the AVBG procedure because transcatheter heart valves, even if proven safe and effective, will have significant limitations with regard to broad clinical use.  The recently published Partner Study evaluating the Sapien transcatheter valve in non-operable patients seems to support my argument.  The [...]

How Invasive?

Less invasive is a term that is hard to define.  One simple way is by size of scar.