Major milestone: 1,000th “transcatheter aortic valve replacement” at Aurora St. Luke’s

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MILWAUKEE — A major milestone was celebrated Thursday, December 8th at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, after the 1,000th “transcatheter aortic valve replacement” was completed.

The minimally-invasive surgery allows doctors to replace aortic valves without open heart surgery and get patients home faster — allowing for a quicker recovery.

The same two physicians have performed all of the procedures and also trained doctors from around the world.

Major milestone: 1,000th "transcatheter aortic valve replacement" at Aurora St. Luke's

Major milestone: 1,000th "transcatheter aortic valve replacement" at Aurora St. Luke's