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WIN 2017

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28 heart valve through a catheter in a patient's leg artery rather than performing standard open-heart surgery. The artificial valve is folded up like an umbrella while it makes the trip from leg to heart. The new valve is then expanded and pushes the calcified leaflets of the patient's diseased valve to the side, and effectively takes over the job of opening and closing as the heart pumps blood. CVI saw the value of offering this therapy for their F O R T C O L L I N S M E D I C A L C E N T E R W hen the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado (CVI) first started hearing about a new, less invasive way to replace heart valves, they sent a cardiologist and cardio-thoracic surgeon on a trip to Belgium, Ireland and London to learn about it in 2011. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement or TAVR, allows cardiologists to thread a replacement It Takes a Team by Corey Radman Back Row: l to r: Jodi Olson, NP, Dr. Ahmad Shihabi Front Row: l to r Dr. Jason Hatch, Dr. Michael Kim Dr. Maurice Lyons

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