UAB MedCast

Inspiris Valve

James Davies, Jr., MD - Speaker Bio
James Davies, Jr., MD has an active clinical practice with a specific interest in cardiac valvular disease. He serves as director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and holds the John W. Kirklin Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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Release Date: January 8, 2019

Expiration Date: January 8, 2022

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  • Topic Info:James Davies Jr., MD, director of the UAB Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, is the first surgeon in the Southeast to implant the new Edwards Inspiris heart valve.

    He joins the podcast to discuss how since it was developed for patients with aortic valve disease, the Inspiris valve is made of specially treated bovine tissue that may help it last longer and has an expandable frame to allow future valve-in-valve procedures.