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Hawai’i News Now: A Patient’s Journey with Innovative TAVR Treatment

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Patients who suffer from aortic valve stenosis often complain of shortness of breath, fatigue, and chest pain, among other cardiovascular issues that can diminish their quality of life. An innovative and minimally invasive heart care procedure known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is giving these patients a renewed sense of energy.

Hawai’i News Now recently interviewed 91-year-old Peter Sterne, a Kauai resident, and patient of The Queen’s Medical Center, about his experience with the TAVR procedure. Peter found himself slowing down in his daily life due to the condition of his heart.

The Queen’s Health System performs this life-saving treatment with a skilled multi-disciplinary heart care team. The hospital is the first and only facility within the state to earn certification from the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Learn more about Peter’s journey with TAVR in this segment from Hawaii News Now.

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