Please note: While our archived programs have great information, they are in an area we are no longer actively maintaining. Since medical progress marches ahead, please see your own doctor and other resources for the latest medical information that’s right for you.

Archived Programs

Revolutionizing Heart Valve Repair

A new non-surgical approach to heart valve repair using the Melody valve signals a quantum leap forward in congenital heart disease treatment. Dr. Jeffery Meadows from UCSF Medical Center discusses this major advance, noted as the biggest accomplishment in heart valve treatment in the last 20 years, and the benefits for patients.

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Life-Saving Options for Congestive Heart Failure Patients

What is new for patients facing one of the most serious heart health issues—congestive heart failure? This interview covers important heart failure advances that extend life including ventricular assist devices and heart transplant.

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Specialized Care for Patients and Family Members with Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease

In this podcast, Dr. Jyothy Puthumana will discuss how individuals born with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) may be at risk for future valve damage and aortic aneurysms. Complications include narrowing of the valves (called aortic stenosis), incomplete valve closure causing leaking of the valves (called aortic regurgitation) and also increased risk of infection of the abnormal valve leaflets.

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Page last updated on August 2, 2011