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UC Davis to offer new open-chest surgery option
Sacramento Bee

For many heart patients, there is now another option to open chest surgery.

Doctors at UC Davis Medical Center have begun treating patients suffering from aortic valve stenosis with a minimally invasive procedure.

It’s called transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR.

UC Davis was the first hospital in Sacramento to offer the treatment recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, hospital officials said.