Norton Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologists perform 1st successful native mitral valve transcatheter replacement in region

Interventional cardiologists and a cardiothoracic surgeon at Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Heart and Vascular Institute performed the region’s first successful transcatheter replacement of a native mitral valve, the center said in an April 26 email to Becker's. 

"While this procedure has been described as very rare, when it can be done, it is lifesaving and changes the trajectory of the patient's life," said Daniel Rothschild, MD, interventional cardiologist at Norton Heart and Vascular Institute and lead operator of the case. "Being able to achieve this outcome for our patient is remarkable." 

The patient remains under observation by the structural heart program team and is continually improving. 

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