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October 23, 2012 12:00 AM

Lexington's Central Baptist offers new heart-valve replacement procedure

A surgical technique new to Lexington is offering a life-changing alternative for patients who were too frail for traditional valve replacement surgery. Central Baptist Hospital is using transcatheter aortic valve replacements to treat patients with aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the heart valve caused by calcium deposits. It allows for replacement of the damaged valve via a femoral artery, as opposed to opening the chest for surgery.

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