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Podcast episode 3: Valve-in-Valve TAVI and Women and Cardiovascular Disease


In the latest episode of Heart HQ - A cardiology podcast, our cardiologists Dr Peter Larsen and Dr Stuart Butterly discuss Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (ViV TAVI) and women and cardiovascular disease.

Stuart shares an interesting case of a patient who was facing their third heart operation. Thanks to ViV TAVI, they were subjected to a minimally-invasive procedure with a shorter recovery period than with open heart surgery.

In their '5 things to consider' segment, they take a look at women and cardiovascular disease - the prevalence, the symptoms, causes and more.

You can listen to this episode here.

Here are the show notes for this episode:

Here is the image of the ViV TAVI that Peter and Stuart refer to:

ViV TAVI


And here is a graph showing the mortality rate from cardiovascular disease among women, compared to other diseases:

AIHW - Mortality rates

Source: AIHW

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