Transcatheter aortic valve replacement helps elderly patients


Patient Milton Knauer, 85, from left, receives a visit from his doctors Dr. Nauman Jahangir (cq), left, chief of cardiology at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, and Dr. Branavan Umakanthan (cq), cardiologist, at the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Las Vegas. Knauer recently received a trans-apical trans-catheter aortic valve replacement during surgery performed by both doctors. (Ronda Churchill/Las Vegas Review-Journal)