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On October 27, 2014, a team led by Lucian Lozonschi, MD, associate professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Amish Raval, MD, associate professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, successfully performed a transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure with a balloon expandable valve on a patient under conscious sedation rather than general anesthesia, a first in Wisconsin. Analgesia was administered without endotracheal intubation. Read more in Vital Signs, the UW Department of Medicine newsletter.

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