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Exploring the next-generation transcatheter valve

Just months after becoming the only center in Oregon to offer the new Sapien heart valve, Providence will begin testing the next generation of this breakthrough device. By Todd A. Caulfield, M.D., medical director, Providence Valve Center

Providence cardiologists replace valve on pregnant woman

In January, a team from the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute performed a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR, on 23-year-old Katie Dickens. She was born with an abnormal heart valve. Five months after the procedure, Jasha was born without complications. It was a first in the northwest and perhaps in the U.S.