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Vegas Hospital Performs Revolutionary Heart Surgery

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(Las Vegas, NV)  —  A new heart valve procedure is being called a success. Sunrise Hospital’s first-ever Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement was performed Monday, and the patient is doing fine.  Doctors use a small incision in the groin instead of open heart surgery to replace a valve. Sunrise officials say for qualified patients, TAVR allows for better outcomes and quicker recovery.

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