Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has announced the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute has completed its 500th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, an important alternative to open-heart surgery for patients requiring aortic valve replacement. Hoag was the first hospital in Orange County to offer TAVR and leads in volume and expertise.

The announcement reflects more than Hoag’s experience in this innovative treatment option; it is also indicative of the hospital’s leadership in improving quality of life, safety and positive outcomes.