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TAVR in the News

Tampa Bay Times: Morton Plant Hospital is first in area to offer new heart valve for patients without other options

Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL, performed the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in Tampa Bay on February 2, 2012. Richard Meriwether, who had no surgical options available to him prior to the approval of TAVR by the FDA, was the first patient to undergo the procedure designed to relive his severe aortic stenosis.

WFTS-ABC Action News: Morton Plant Hospital performs first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Tampa Bay

Morton Plant Hospital was the first in the Tampa Bay area to perform the non-surgical transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure. In this ABC Action News story, Dr. John Ofenloch, cardiovascular surgeon at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL, discusses how TAVR can help patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Destination Magazine: Remarkable Breakthrough Cutting-Edge TAVR Cardiac Procedure

Destination Magazine of Tampa Bay interviewed Austin Carroll, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patient at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL. Carroll received a new heart valve non-surgically. Previous to TAVR, Carroll had little to no options to treat his aortic stenosis because traditional surgery posed too many safety concerns for him to have been considered a candidate.  

Tampa Bay Times:  Morton Plant opens valve clinic

Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL, opened a Valve Clinic on February 2, 2012 to treat cardiac valve disorders, including aortic stenosis. The new valve clinic showcases a revolutionary approach to medicine wherein a collaborative team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and a cardiac anesthesiologist work together to provide complex valve replacement procedures.