Is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Right for You?
If you have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and your physician says you are either high-risk or too sick
for open heart surgery, TAVR may be an option for you.
What is TAVR?
TAVR Stands for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
This procedure is for people who have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and are considered either high-risk or too sick for open heart surgery.
This less invasive procedure is different than open heart surgery. TAVR uses a catheter to replace the heart valve instead of opening up the chest and completely removing the diseased valve. It can be performed in multiple ways.
The valve used during TAVR is inserted within your diseased aortic valve. The valve that is crimped onto a balloon is expanded and pushes the leaflets of your diseased valve aside.
TAVR involves risks, the most serious of which include death, stroke, bleeding, and vascular complications.
Please see Important Safety Information below for a more complete description of risks and other important information.
DOWNLOAD OR PRINT THE TAVR PATIENT GUIDE
This informative brochure goes into detail about aortic stenosis and the TAVR procedure.
Your Heart Team will help determine which option is best to treat your severe aortic stenosis.
Get to Know Your TAVR Heart Team
Your TAVR heart team is made up of specialists who work together to find the best treatment for you.
Select a specialist below to learn more about their role.
Watch these videos to learn more about talking with your Heart Team.
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Only a qualified TAVR Heart Team can determine if TAVR is right for you.
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