After TAVR, prize-winning chicken farmer from Vandalia back at work

Gilbert Corss, an 84-year-old prize-winning chicken farmer from Vandalia, is back to an active life on the farm and with his family thanks to a TAVR procedure that may have saved his life.

A veteran of the Korean War, Corss visited the Veterans Affairs hospital in nearby Battle Creek, where he was diagnosed with aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aortic valve. The doctors there referred him to the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center for the specialized care he needed.

U-M has performed more than 725 TAVR procedures, the most of any health system in the state, and is one of the top programs in the country in terms of TAVR volume.

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