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Only 15 minutes from the 1-96/1-275 corridor or Northwestern Highway
2300 Haggerty Road Suite 1010 j West Bloomfield, MI 48323
iOn Haggerty Road lust North of Mew)
We accept most major insurances.
Including Auto, Workers' Comp and Medicare
March 29 • 2012
enry Ford Hospital is
seeking patients with
severe aortic valve steno-
sis to take part in a new heart valve
The aorta is the main artery car-
rying blood from the heart. When
blood leaves the heart, it flows
through the aortic valve, into the
aorta. In aortic stenosis, the aortic
valve does not open completely,
which decreases blood flow.
Aortic stenosis can be present at
birth, or it may develop later in life.
In adults, aortic stenosis is most
often found in the elderly, or those
who've had rheumatic fever.
Symptoms of aortic stenosis
• Shortness of breath
• Chest pain
• Dizziness or weakness
• Heart palpitations
Transcatheter aortic valve
replacement (TAVR) is a minimally
invasive procedure approved by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
for patients with severe aortic ste-
nosis who cannot undergo open-
heart surgery. Before the availabil-
ity of TAVR, these patients had few
During TAVR, cardiologists use a
catheter to thread the replacement
valve from a blood vessel in the leg
to the heart's diseased aortic valve,
and replace it with the new valve.
Henry Ford is one of two centers
in southeast Michigan that has
been chosen to participate in the
PARTNER II Trial. The study will
evaluate this new method of aortic
valve replacement as an alternative
to traditional surgery in patients at
risk of complications.
For more information, or for
evaluation as a possible candidate
in the Partner II study, call (313)
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ily toward impossible body-
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with a Body Mass Index below
18.5 would be prohibited from
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