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Business Insight presented by AMITA Health HEART VALVE DISEASE WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW According to American College of stay in the hospital for 4-7 days, of which opportunity. Building on our experience If you or a loved one experiences any Americans are diagnosed with heart With TAVR - most patients go home able to meet the challenges posed by the make an appointment and talk to your valve disease each year and this number within 24 hours! is on the rise. Among those living with valvular heart disease (VHD), 500,000 HOW has treatment evolved during when life gave us lemons' - AMITA a progressive disease which never gets people suffer from severe aortic stenosis (AS) - narrowing of the aortic valve - Caring for patients needing valve state of Illinois and one of the first and for more severe cases evaluation by a a degenerative (worsening over time) replacement and the TAVR procedure in the nation to initiate a Same Day cardiologist are important. As the disease condition, which may lead to heart have evolved rapidly in recent years, Discharge Program for highly selected progresses, more frequent cardiac testing failure and sudden death. pandemic head on. In a way, we were doctor. If aortic stenosis is diagnosed, it forced to innovate and 'make lemonade is important to remember that this is the COVIDI9 crisis? Alexian Brothers was the first in the better on its own. Regular doctor visits becoming both more accessible and more TAVR patients," said Andrei Pop, MD, is required to determine the timing streamlined. The COVID-19 pandemic Co-Medical Director, AMITA Health of intervention. has introduced additional challenges. Structural Heart Program. WHO is at risk? NOTE: Chest pain/discomfort; pain/ In the US, aortic stenosis (AS) is a disease In the early months of the pandemic, "When your approach to care is as patient discomfort in the left arm, shoulder, of the elderly. The percent of people local governments and cardiovascular centered as it is in our multidisciplinary back, neck or jaw; shortness of breath; affected doubles in adults 85 and older societies versus adults 65 and older. The only all nonemergent cardiac procedures make the procedure safer is only natural. tiredness (especially in women) can definitive treatment for AS is aortic valve including (in some cases) TAVR in order Knowing that an elderly patient can lose also be symptoms of a heart attack. If replacement. Until 2002, heart valve replacement required open-heart surgery, beds and PPE). During that difficult day spent in the hospital, early ambulation call 991 immediately. which for some patients (particularly period, the structural heart team worked and early discharge after TAVR are those older or wich other health problems) to streamline the TAVR process to meet logical. While only a select group of proved too risky. The introduction of the demand for safe, effective treatment TÄVR patients are eligible for Same Watch ABC Channel 7 News a new minimally invasive option - of aortic stenosis in the context of the Day Discharge based on our protocol, coverage Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement pandemic imposed limitations. (TAVR) offered a life-saving alternative for these high-risk patients. recommended postponing structural heart team, finding ways to nausea, lightheadedness and unusual to conserve resources (hospital beds, ICU as much as 10% of their strength for each you think you are having a heart attack, HOW to learn more? the vast majority of TAVR patients can be discharged within 24 hours of the Brothers procedure. In the era of COVID-19, early Medical Center Elk Grove Village, a or same-day discharge also ensures that recognized leader in bringing the latest patients are not unnecessarily exposed to in heart valve research into the clinical risks of infection," added Dr. Pop. AMITA Health Alexian WHAT are the benefits of TAVR? The traditional, surgical aortic valve setting, once again proved to have the replacement involves opening the leading edge. patient's chest to provide access to the "Our multidisciplinary heart valve Mild or moderate aortic stenosis often heart. The heart is then stopped and TAVR team was uniquely suited to turn does not have any symptoms, while more the patient's circulation is turned over the COVIDI9 pandemic crisis into an severe forms of aortic stenosis generally to a heart-lung bypass machine so that the surgeon can work to replace the valve. In the TAVR procedure, instead of opening the patient's chest, a team of cardiologists and surgeons inserts a small catheter into a peripheral artery (most often in the groin) to access the heart and replace the diseased valve. This minimally invasive approach limits the loss of blood and significantly decreases recovery time after surgery. After surgical aortic valve replacement, patients usually Read our patient testimonials WHEN to talk to a doctor? cause one of the following symptoms: Shortness of breath Fatigue Lightheadedness/dizziness Fainting Rapid fluttering heartbeat Swollen ankles or feet Difficulty walking short distances Difficulty sleeping or sitting up Not engaging in activities you once did (slowing down) To learn more scan the QR Code or visit AMITAhealth.org/ complexhearts AMITA HEALTH Many of the plysicians affiliated with AMITA Health ane indepenleri practiioners and memlers of the medical staff at one or moee AMITA Health hospitals and ane neither employees nor agenes of the hoepitals. As a result, ASITA Heakh is not responsitle for the care provided by these physicians ALEXIAN BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER ELK GROVE VILLAGE Business Insight presented by AMITA Health HEART VALVE DISEASE WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW According to American College of stay in the hospital for 4-7 days, of which opportunity. Building on our experience If you or a loved one experiences any Americans are diagnosed with heart With TAVR - most patients go home able to meet the challenges posed by the make an appointment and talk to your valve disease each year and this number within 24 hours! is on the rise. Among those living with valvular heart disease (VHD), 500,000 HOW has treatment evolved during when life gave us lemons' - AMITA a progressive disease which never gets people suffer from severe aortic stenosis (AS) - narrowing of the aortic valve - Caring for patients needing valve state of Illinois and one of the first and for more severe cases evaluation by a a degenerative (worsening over time) replacement and the TAVR procedure in the nation to initiate a Same Day cardiologist are important. As the disease condition, which may lead to heart have evolved rapidly in recent years, Discharge Program for highly selected progresses, more frequent cardiac testing failure and sudden death. pandemic head on. In a way, we were doctor. If aortic stenosis is diagnosed, it forced to innovate and 'make lemonade is important to remember that this is the COVIDI9 crisis? Alexian Brothers was the first in the better on its own. Regular doctor visits becoming both more accessible and more TAVR patients," said Andrei Pop, MD, is required to determine the timing streamlined. The COVID-19 pandemic Co-Medical Director, AMITA Health of intervention. has introduced additional challenges. Structural Heart Program. WHO is at risk? NOTE: Chest pain/discomfort; pain/ In the US, aortic stenosis (AS) is a disease In the early months of the pandemic, "When your approach to care is as patient discomfort in the left arm, shoulder, of the elderly. The percent of people local governments and cardiovascular centered as it is in our multidisciplinary back, neck or jaw; shortness of breath; affected doubles in adults 85 and older societies versus adults 65 and older. The only all nonemergent cardiac procedures make the procedure safer is only natural. tiredness (especially in women) can definitive treatment for AS is aortic valve including (in some cases) TAVR in order Knowing that an elderly patient can lose also be symptoms of a heart attack. If replacement. Until 2002, heart valve replacement required open-heart surgery, beds and PPE). During that difficult day spent in the hospital, early ambulation call 991 immediately. which for some patients (particularly period, the structural heart team worked and early discharge after TAVR are those older or wich other health problems) to streamline the TAVR process to meet logical. While only a select group of proved too risky. The introduction of the demand for safe, effective treatment TÄVR patients are eligible for Same Watch ABC Channel 7 News a new minimally invasive option - of aortic stenosis in the context of the Day Discharge based on our protocol, coverage Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement pandemic imposed limitations. (TAVR) offered a life-saving alternative for these high-risk patients. recommended postponing structural heart team, finding ways to nausea, lightheadedness and unusual to conserve resources (hospital beds, ICU as much as 10% of their strength for each you think you are having a heart attack, HOW to learn more? the vast majority of TAVR patients can be discharged within 24 hours of the Brothers procedure. In the era of COVID-19, early Medical Center Elk Grove Village, a or same-day discharge also ensures that recognized leader in bringing the latest patients are not unnecessarily exposed to in heart valve research into the clinical risks of infection," added Dr. Pop. AMITA Health Alexian WHAT are the benefits of TAVR? The traditional, surgical aortic valve setting, once again proved to have the replacement involves opening the leading edge. patient's chest to provide access to the "Our multidisciplinary heart valve Mild or moderate aortic stenosis often heart. The heart is then stopped and TAVR team was uniquely suited to turn does not have any symptoms, while more the patient's circulation is turned over the COVIDI9 pandemic crisis into an severe forms of aortic stenosis generally to a heart-lung bypass machine so that the surgeon can work to replace the valve. In the TAVR procedure, instead of opening the patient's chest, a team of cardiologists and surgeons inserts a small catheter into a peripheral artery (most often in the groin) to access the heart and replace the diseased valve. This minimally invasive approach limits the loss of blood and significantly decreases recovery time after surgery. After surgical aortic valve replacement, patients usually Read our patient testimonials WHEN to talk to a doctor? cause one of the following symptoms: Shortness of breath Fatigue Lightheadedness/dizziness Fainting Rapid fluttering heartbeat Swollen ankles or feet Difficulty walking short distances Difficulty sleeping or sitting up Not engaging in activities you once did (slowing down) To learn more scan the QR Code or visit AMITAhealth.org/ complexhearts AMITA HEALTH Many of the plysicians affiliated with AMITA Health ane indepenleri practiioners and memlers of the medical staff at one or moee AMITA Health hospitals and ane neither employees nor agenes of the hoepitals. As a result, ASITA Heakh is not responsitle for the care provided by these physicians ALEXIAN BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER ELK GROVE VILLAGE