First TAVR Procedure Performed in Hybrid Room

When Lily Hughes needed a heart valve replaced, open-heart surgery was too risky. But then the heart team at Christian Hospital performed an innovative, minimally-invasive procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which had her out of the hospital and back to her life in three days.

“They took great care of me.” Lily Hughes, TAVR patient, Alton, Ill.

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