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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive cardiac procedure for patients with aortic valve stenosis who are not eligible for open-heart surgery. This FDA-approved treatment repairs the abnormally narrow aortic valve without removing the damaged valve.

Benefits of TAVR

  • Faster recovery
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced hospital stays
  • Lower risk of complications

Who is a candidate for TAVR?

  • You have symptoms caused by aortic stenosis.
  • You are not a candidate for surgical aortic valve replacement or you’re at high risk for surgery.

Risk factors for TAVR

  • Damage to your blood vessels
  • Bleeding
  • Decreased blood supply to your brain, causing a stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Kidney failure
  • Collection of fluid around your heart
  • Leaking of the replacement valve

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