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New life-saving treatment for cardiac patients

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Two West Michigan hospitals are at the forefront of a new life-saving treatment for cardiac patients.

The new procedure is known as TAVR--transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Bronson Methodist Hospital and Lakeland Regional Medical Center were recently among the elite few chosen to offer it.

Alex Jokich explains how the procedure will save lives in West Michigan.