Understanding and Treating Heart Valve Disease

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center features one of the most innovative clinical, teaching and research programs in the nation. Join us for an educational morning and learn about breakthroughs in heart valve disease and minimally invasive treatment options at the Heart & Vascular Center.

September 29th, 2012 at 9 a.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton

Dr. Brian Lindman will provide an understanding of heart valve disease, how heart valves work and the implications of disease. He will focus on aortic and mitral valve disease. Dr. Hersh Maniar will cover recent less invasive advances in the treatment of heart valve disease, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center is the first and most experienced in the region to perform TAVR as an alternative to open cardiac surgery for valve replacement. It is one of only 23 centers in the nation to have participated in the national trial leading to the procedure’s FDA approval.

A light, heart-healthy breakfast will be served and blood pressure screenings will be available. This event is free, but reservations are required. Please call call 314-TOP-DOCS (314-867-3627) or register here.

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