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
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
Decreased blood supply to your brain, causing a stroke