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“When NYU Winthrop’s TAVR team replaced
my heart valve, they gave me my life back.”
For John Elliott, sailing is living. He’s been on the water for most of his 91
years. In all three theaters during World War 2, as a merchant seaman, and
for the last 70 years sailing out of the Rockaway Point Yacht Club.
But recently John was so fatigued and short of breath, he could only walk
a few steps. His aortic valve was failing. A condition that could lead to heart
failure, and death. His daughter, a nurse, told John about a minimally invasive
valve replacement procedure called TAVR, or Transcatheter Aortic Valve
Replacement. She took him to one of the country’s leaders in TAVR: NYU
Winthrop Hospital. They replaced John’s valve through an artery in his leg.
In no time at all, he was back to sailing off Breezy Point.
If you suffer from aortic stenosis, you may now be a candidate for TAVR.
To learn more, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit nyuwinthrop.org.
259 First Street, Mineola, New York 11501 • 1.866.WINTHROP • nyuwinthrop.org