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SVMC Central Coast Cardiology

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About This Location

TAVR - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, known as TAVR, is a minimally-invasive alternative to open-heart surgery. The TAVR procedure is done in a cardiac catheterization lab by an interventional cardiologist. A catheter is used to introduce an artificial heart valve through a blood vessel in the patient’s groin. The catheter is guided up to the heart where the new valve is positioned inside the defective aortic valve, opening up blood flow and allowing the heart to pump more efficiently. The entire procedure takes less than 2 hours, and patients usually go home within one or two days.

WATCHMAN LAAC™ Cardiac Implant - This cardiac implant offers an alternative to blood thinners to reduce stroke risk for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. The non-surgical procedure, known as Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC), is done in a cardiac catheterization lab using a catheter inserted into a blood vessel in the patient’s groin. The Watchman device is implanted into the Left Atrial Appendage, which is the small pocket inside the heart where blood clots tend to form. The procedure takes about 2 hours and patients spend one night in the hospital. Over 90% of patients are able to safely stop taking blood thinner medication about 6 weeks after the procedure. Click here to learn more.

Providers at this location

Cardiology:

  • Richard Gerber, MD
  • Harlan Grogin, MD
  • Thomas Mustoe, MD
  • Christopher Oh, MD
  • Steven Regwan, DO
  • Yuji Saito, MD
  • Patrik Zetterlund, MD
  • Deborah Meyers, MD
  • Kanae Mukai, MD
  • Tyler Berenji, PA
  • Jennifer Carlquist, PA
  • David Miller, PA
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