For people who have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and who are high-risk or too sick for open heart surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may be an option.
The TAVR procedure allows a new valve to be inserted within your native, diseased aortic valve without undergoing the open heart surgery. The delivery of the new valve is made through a leg artery or through a small incising between the ribs. A team of Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons can help you in the decision if TAVR is the best option for you.
TAVR is a life-saving option for patients diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, a progressive disease that keeps the aortic valve from opening properly.