CoreValve is a type of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device used in the treatment of aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve narrows, reducing blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure where the damaged aortic valve is replaced with a new valve without the need for open heart surgery. The CoreValve device is a self-expanding valve that is delivered to the heart through a small incision in the leg or chest. The device is positioned inside the native valve and expands to replace the damaged valve, restoring normal blood flow. The CoreValve device is designed for patients who are at high or intermediate risk for conventional surgical aortic valve replacement.
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