TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) Open pop-up dialog box

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive heart procedure to replace a narrowed aortic valve that fails to open properly (aortic valve stenosis). Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is sometimes called transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). TAVR may be an option for people who are at intermediate or high risk of complications from surgical aortic valve replacement (open-heart surgery). The decision to treat aortic stenosis with TAVR is made after you consult with a team of heart and heart surgery specialists, who work together to determine the best treatment option for you.

Benifits of TAVR/TAVI

  • Non Invasive
  • Short duration (roughly 45 mims)
  • Painless
  • No anasthesia
  • Only 3 days stay at hospital