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It’s Heart Health Month! What procedure, first used in humans in a mere 22 years ago, has become a widely used treatment option for patients with aortic valve stenosis?

The transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure. Technology experts Stan Rowe and Stan Rabinowitz partnered with physicians Alain Cribier and Martin Leon to create the company Percutaneous Valve Technologies (PVT) in 2002. The company was purchased by Edwards Lifesciences in 2004; its valve became the Sapien valve. Source: 

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