Parkview Medical Center Performs Minimally Invasive Procedure for Patients with Heart Valve Disease 


Aortic stenosis is one of the most common and most serious valve disease problems. It occurs when aortic valve opening narrows and restricts the blood flow to and from the heart. 

For people who need surgery for heart valve replacement but are deemed inoperable, Parkview Medical Center offers a state-of-the-art procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). This minimally invasive procedure takes one-to-two hours, and patients usually remain in the hospital for three to five days post-surgery, but some are even discharged sooner. 

In the TAVR procedure, our heart specialists use a catheter procedure to install a new aortic valve without removing the old, damaged valve. The surgeon does not need to connect the heart to a bypass machine during the procedure.  

Once in place, the new valve immediately begins to regulate blood flow. The incision for TAVR is made in the groin, in the space between the patient’s ribs, or in the neck. TAVR takes one to two hours under mild sedation or general anesthesia. Patients remain in the hospital three-to-five days post-surgery; however, many are discharged sooner. 

“TAVR has risks and may not be for everyone. As newer generations of valves evolve, TAVR may eventually change the standard of care for aortic stenosis.” says Dr. Aruni and Dr. Albashaireh of Pueblo Cardiology Associates. 

Our Cardio Doctors

Pueblo Cardiology Associates

Dr. Albashaireh
Derar Albashaireh, MD
Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Aruni Bhavith Aruni, MD
Interventional Cardiology

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Cardiac Rehab

Parkview’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is dedicated to helping you improve your cardiovascular health. The program consists of exercise on various cardiovascular machines while a nurse monitors your heart rate, blood pressure and guides you through rehabilitation. Exercises are tailored to meet your specific needs according to age and physical condition. Our goal is to work closely with your personal physician and Parkview’s Cardiac team to optimize a safe program for you.

Cardiac rehabilitation, through evaluation, education and exercise, helps make your heart healthy. The program focuses on reducing risk factors, implementing an exercise plan and educating patients. To learn more, click here!

Women's Choice 2019

Women's CHoice 2019

Parkview Medical Center has been named by Women's Choice as one of the best hospitals in the United States for heart care in 2019.

The recognition puts Parkview among 408 of nearly 4,800 hospitals offering heart services. 

Women's Choice looked at criteria including the number of services offered, readmission and mortality rates and patient satisfaction to determine that Parkview offers elite heart care to its patients.  

Hearts that Matter

Cindy Grant

Cindy Grant loves to paint rocks.

The stones, covered in vibrant colors and whimsical designs, fill a bookshelf here and a planter there around her home and, just recently, caught the attention of potential customers.

“My specialty is Nativity scenes,” she said.

A few people had made special orders for the unique gifts. But in late December, after a regular echocardiogram for her heart murmur revealed a mitral valve regurgitation, things stopped. To read more, click here!