Union Health performs 500th successful TAVR procedure

Mar. 13—Union Health on Wednesday announced it has performed its 500th successful TAVR procedure, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat aortic valve stenosis (narrowing).

It uses smaller incisions than open-heart valve surgery, according to Mayo Clinic. It may be an option for people who can't have heart surgery to replace the aortic valve. TAVR can help reduce chest pain, shortness of breath and other symptoms of aortic valve stenosis.

Union says its 500th successful TAVR procedures underscore its dedication to providing patients with access to state-of-the-art treatments and exceptional outcomes.

"Reaching the milestone of 500 TAVR procedures is a testament to the expertise and dedication of our multidisciplinary team," Dr. Krishna Namburi of Union Health said in a news release. "We are honored to have played a role in improving the lives of hundreds of patients by offering them a safe and effective treatment option for aortic valve disease."

Union credits the success of its TAVR program to collaboration among cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses and support staff.