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Lorie Zelna



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Title of Poster: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) Student Researcher: Ashlyn Case Faculty Advisor: Loraine D. Zelna, M.S., R.T. (R)(MR) Internship Mentor: Stephanie Jugus, B.S., R.T., RCIS Internship Site: Cardiac Cath, Regional Hospital of Scranton, Scranton, PA Abstract Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

(TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure option for patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis. The procedure is quickly evolving and is crucial to individuals who cannot receive open heart procedures. Aortic stenosis occurs when the aortic valve (valve connecting the aorta to the left ventricle) of the heart is unable to fully open. This is detrimental to a person because the stenosis prohibits blood from properly flowing to the body. This condition weakens the heart over time, thus the body doesn’t get the oxygen it needs resulting in the accumulation of fluid in the lungs. Aortic valve stenosis develops and progresses over time. Therefore, a healthcare team monitors the aortic valve and evaluates its function through clinical assessment, echocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, etc. In this project, a case study is reported of a fifty-four-year-old male with Hodgkin’s disease which lead to his aortic stenosis. Previous diagnostic evaluations and treatments that the patient experienced are discussed. The project explores the reason that TAVR was the best procedure for this patient pertaining to his health and overall well-being.

Keywords:Transcatheter, aortic stenosis, evolving, minimally invasive

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transcatheter, aortic stenosis, evolving, minimally invasive


Medical Pathology | Medicine and Health Sciences

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)