Aortic Stenosis is a narrowing and stiffening of the aortic valve. This can cause symptoms of chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and decreased exercise capacity. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) can help.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a less invasive, catheter-based technique for replacing the diseased aortic valve. An interventional cardiologist along with a cardiothoracic surgeon will work together in the TAVR procedure. They will guide a new valve into the heart through an incision in the leg while the heart is still beating, using guidance from X-ray and echocardiography.
Patients who are intermediate to high risk for aortic valve replacement through traditional open heart surgery may be good candidates for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).
Watch a video here: TAVR Video