Baylor Scott & White-Temple

Dr. Timothy Mixon, left, cardiac interventionalist at Baylor Scott & White-Temple, talks with his patient Dennis Herbert. Herbert had a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR, procedure last week.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a minimally invasive treatment for people who have aortic stenosis, the narrowing of the aortic valve.

Aortic stenosis is a common but serious heart valve disease. Up until the development of TAVR, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, the only treatment available was open heart surgery.

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