BALTIMORE (WJZ) — U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings had a procedure done Wednesday to correct narrowing of the aortic valve.
A statement sent out by Cummings states the “minimally invasive medical procedure” was done at Johns Hopkins Hospital to treat aortic stenosis.
The Trans Arterial Aortic Valve Replacement procedure corrected narrowing of the aortic valve.
“It’s a serious problem. The valve opening is supposed to be the size of a quarter, and, over time, it can become as small as the size of a pencil,” says Dr. Dipin Gupta of Medstar Union Memorial Hospital.
A shrinking valve means expanded danger.