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Non-Invasive Valve Replacement Coming To UPMC

February 12th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Dr. Christopher Haas, Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Western Maryland, was a gues on the Dave Norman program Monday with the important annoucement that a new cardiac procedure will soon be happening at the health system.  Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement is set to begin at the end of the month.  It is a newly-approved procedure for the hospital and is a less invasive operation than what was done previously as patients do not need to have their chest cut open.  The hospital has been preparing for  a couple of years to get the approvement needed from Medicare to offer the procedure.