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2012 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Presents Heart Valve Replacement Health Seminar

New Treatment Option for Patients With Aortic Stenosis

Join Morton Plant Mease cardiologists Todd Kovach, MD, and Michael Barry, MD, physician members of the Morton Plant Hospital Valve Clinic team, to learn more about heart valve problems and a new heart valve procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery (TAVR), for patients with severe aortic stenosis. The new procedure is a breakthrough treatment option for patients who were previously considered inoperable to treat severe aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a disease process that affects the aortic valve of the heart. In the later stages of the disease, the valve does not properly open and close, causes the heart to work harder to push blood through the calcified aortic valve, weakens the heart’s muscles and increases the patient’s risk for heart failure.

The seminar is scheduled for March 29, 2012, Noon, at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, Medical Arts Building at 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo, FL.

For seminar pre-registration, call (727) 953-6877.

For information on the Morton Plant Hospital Valve Clinic, call (855) 448-2583 or visit