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TriHealth Offers the Breakthrough BASILICA Procedure

Posted at 12:54 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 12:54:53-05

The Trihealth Heart Institute offers a breakthrough new procedure called bioprosthetic aortic scallop intentional laceration (BASILICA) for patients who are at higher risk for coronary artery obstruction during valve replacement surgery in treatment of aortic stenosis.
BASILICA is a procedure where intervention cardiologists use catheters to slice the old leaflets of the valve, so when a new valve is put in, it doesn't obstruct the coronary arteries, lowering the risk for complications. The old valve is sliced and pushed aside by a tiny electrified wire and the new valve is placed inside of the old one. Valves that are replaced using this procedure can last between 10-20 years.

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