want to share that the hospital in Portland, Ore just called and they are accepting my husband for a tavi.
A TAVi is a new procedure to replace the aortic valve with out opening the chest. They run a line thru the groin and open it to crush the diseased valve and insert a mechanical one. Quick recovery. I only recently found out about this and don`t know if you have that where you are but hope so. Pretty exciting.