LLUMC – Murrieta reaches milestone of 200 TAVR procedures in 2 years

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From left, cardiologists Dr. Harit Desai and Dr. Niraj Parekh hold up an artificial heart valve used to replace diseased valves of patients during TAVR procedures. Physicians at Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta recently completed 200 TAVR procedures over two years, making it the first center to reach this milestone in the southwest Riverside County community. Valley News/Courtesy photo
MURRIETA – Physicians at Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta have completed 200 TAVR – transcatheter aortic valve replacement – procedures in two years, making it the first center to reach this milestone in the southwest Riverside County community. “Two hundred TAVR procedures in two years is a major milestone for any cardiac program, especially considering the challenges we faced during COVID-19,” interventional cardiologist Dr. Harit Desai, the associate director for the cardiac catheterization lab and structural heart intervention program at Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta, said. “We are very happy to be able to continue providing TAVR and other cardiac procedures to our patients in a timely fashion.” Margaret Mills, a 76-year-old
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