BestMedicine Wednesday: An alternative to open-heart surgery


You've likely heard of open-heart surgery, but have you heard of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR?

The procedure is an alternative to open-heart surgery, but it's offered at fewer than 10 percent of hospitals nationwide.

News 4-Fox 11's Melissa Carlson spoke with Dr. Jake Ichino, an interventional cardiologist with the Renown Institute for Heart and Vascular Health.

Watch the interview, and visit to learn more.

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