Aortic Valve Replacement

S. Jacob Scheinerman, MD Vice Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery, LIJMC; Gregory Fontana, MD Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital Aortic stenosis is a progressive disease that affects the heart’s aortic valve, disrupting its ability to open and close properly. More than one and a half million Americans suffer with this problem, with many having severe symptomatic aortic stenosis, with debilitating symptoms that restrict normal activities, such as climbing stairs or walking short distances.

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