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Published on June 17, 2016

Jerry Creedon & Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

 

Jerry Creedon
Patient: Jerry Creedon, Frederick, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital

Service: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Doctor: David Brill, MD

When Jerry Creedon, 84, of Frederick Md., was told that he needed open heart surgery to repair a faulty heart valve, Creedon said no thanks.

While he urgently needed to treat his condition, called aortic stenosis, the six-to-eight-week recovery was just too long. Creedon cares for his wife of 64 years, his high school sweetheart, who now has Alzheimer’s.

Yet, the highly skilled Adventist HealthCare heart specialists offered Creedon a different approach with a faster recovery. In February 2016, Creedon received a cutting-edge minimally invasive heart procedure at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital that replaced his valve without opening his chest.

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