Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
A life-saving alternative for individuals experiencing severe aortic stenosis.
What is TAVR?
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure for patients with severe aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is the narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve that obstructs blood flow, causing reduced oxygen flow and poor quality of life.
An alternative to open heart aortic valve replacement, TAVR is performed through a catheter that is typically inserted through the groin. TAVR is an FDA-approved alternative for individuals who present an intermediate or higher risk for traditional open heart surgery.
What are symptoms of Aortic Stenosis?
Chest Pain or Tightening
Heart Palpitations or Irregular Heartbeat
Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Exercising
What are Heart Valve & Structural Heart Disorders?
In a healthy heart, all four heart valves work together to pump blood from the upper chambers into the lower chambers in order to supply blood to the lungs and vital organs. When one or more of the valves is damaged or defective, the heart can no longer function efficiently. Structural heart disease can be congenital (present at birth), but it can also develop over time. It’s important that individuals experiencing symptoms of heart valve & structural heart disease are evaluated by a cardiologist so a proper treatment plan can be established.
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