Lewes, Del.-based Beebe Healthcare has completed its 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure, according to a Dec. 27 report from the Cape Gazette.
TAVR is a minimally invasive technique for heart valve replacements that prevents patients from needing a large incision across the chest. It is instead performed with a small groin incision, which improves recovery times and reduces blood loss.
"In many ways it has simplified the treatment of complex heart issues, which previously required major, open-heart surgery. Through the use of this technology, we are delivering higher-quality, safer, more effective care for our patients," Thomas Trobiano, DNP, executive director of cardiovascular and neuroscience services at Beebe, told the Gazette.