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.
WFLA-NBC: Morton Plant offers new heart procedure
WFLA-NBC interviewed Richard Meriwether Morton Plant Hospital’s first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients about how the breakthrough procedure helped to improve his life and his 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.