Heart Valve Patient Testimonials

R. Archer

"The Heart Valve Team, as well as the hospital surgery pre-evaluation and home care groups, has treated me in a manner that demonstrated the highest concern for my care and well-being. I think all involved deserve a great big 'ata girl and ata boy' from me. My heart felt thanks goes to all of them for all they did for me!"

R. Frederick, 86, Sellersburg, Ind.

"Before TAVR, my right carotid artery was 90 percent blocked, and I was diagnosed with stage 5 heart aortic valve blockage with one year to live. My physical activity was very limited, and even walking through the house caused heavy breathing. I could not do any yard work. I was limited to holding down my La-Z-Boy chair and pushing the TV remote control.

"I read about the non-invasive valve replacement (TAVR) and contacted Dr. Kendra Grubb, a cardiovascular surgeon with UofL Physicians and Jewish Hospital. She decided I was a candidate for TAVR. My carotid artery was operated on first (Monday), TAVR was Thursday and I came home on Friday feeling great! I now have a much better quality of life! I am looking forward to doing more yard work and other physical activities."