Heart disease is the number one cause of death today with aortic valve stenosis (AVS) being a major contributor to the mortality rate1. Because of the invasive nature of Aortic Valve Resection (AVR), the typical treatment for AVS, between 30–60% of patients affected by severe aortic stenosis cannot be treated surgically, usually due to age and advanced comorbidities. Qualifying individuals must undergo extensive rehabilitation and of those who qualify 4.3% to 25% do not survive the first year following the procedure3,4.

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