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Winter 2012 WashU Alumni Newsletter (pdf)

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Complex Valvular Heart Disease: A Team Approach Brings Surgeons and Cardiologists Together in Clinic & in Surgery – In the rapidly evolving era of trans-catheter aortic valve replacements, Washington University heart specialists are working side by side, collaborating both in surgery and in multidisciplinary patient clinics. “The surgical and medical disciplines are no longer completely independent because patients with complex valvular disease often present with multiple co-morbidities and we need to evaluate treatment options from all perspectives,” says interventional cardiologist Alan Zajarias, MD.