Aortic stenosis occurs when calcium builds up within the aortic valve,
limiting the valve’s ability to open and close. The advancement
of aortic stenosis cannot be medically reversed or stopped, but requires
surgical intervention to treat. Surgical aortic valve replacement via
open heart surgery is an effective treatment, but isn’t suitable
for all patients.
Fortunately, the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure
is available as a less invasive option for patients considered to be intermediate
or high risk for open heart surgery. To learn more about aortic stenosis,
as well as TAVR, please join Dr. Edward Bergen, Dr. Gregory Lugo and Dr.
Christopher Thompson for their lecture.
A New Start for Every Heart is a free seminar being held Friday, June
29 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in the Shearman Conference Center
at 12 noon. A light lunch will be provided. Reservations are required
at least 24 hours in advance. Visit
www.lcmh.com/seminar or call (337) 494-2936 to reserve your seat. Can’t make it? Watch