• New Decision Memo for TAVR by CMS

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memorandum on Friday, June 21, 2019 regarding the updated National Coverage Determination for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). The original TAVR coverage determination was released in 2012, and the updated memo released on Friday replaces this initial decision. This decision updated the hospital and team … Continued

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    3rd Annual UNC Medical Center Structural Heart Meeting

    The 3rd Annual UNC Medical Center Structural Heart Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the William and Ida Friday Center at 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. Please RSVP to 984-974-7817 or by April 29, 2019. We will be showcasing our patient’s post-op success.  If you would like to be … Continued


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TAVR Patient Story

When 88-year-old Tony Sciturro had a hard time walking from his house to his garden, he knew something was wrong. As an older patient with severe aortic valve stenosis, he was an excellent candidate for TAVR, a non-invasive procedure performed at UNC Medical Center.

 I could breathe easier . . . I worked in the garden and fed the cows. I am able to do everything I want to do "