Rose Spagnola - Heart Valve Disease

Rose Spagnola in her kitchenA minimally invasive heart valve replacement added years to Rose’s life. If you looked at Rose Spagnola four years ago, you would have seen a wife, grandmother, crafter and cookie baker. What you couldn’t have seen was her congestive heart failure, or how her faulty heart valve could be replaced without high-risk surgery.

Thankfully, her family doctor attended a Northwestern Medicine seminar and saw the amazing things we’re doing with transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR. As a result, Rose came to us on a Monday and left that Saturday with years of cookie-baking ahead of her.