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Interventional Cardiology

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

If you’re diagnosed with aortic stenosis—a narrowing of your heart’s aortic valve—but don’t qualify for surgical treatment, you may benefit from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Trust the cardiovascular experts at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital for this minimally invasive procedure, which can help you feel better and live longer without surgery.

How TAVR Treats Aortic Stenosis

During TAVR, a doctor makes a tiny incision in your groin and slides a catheter—a thin, flexible tube—and an artificial valve into a blood vessel. The physician then threads the new valve up to your heart and implants it. The replacement valve helps restore proper blood flow through your heart to relieve aortic stenosis symptoms such as chest pain, breathlessness and fatigue.

Is TAVR Right for Me?

Your doctor may recommend TAVR if you’re not a candidate for aortic valve surgery due to your age or overall health.

Benefits of TAVR

You’ll likely return home just one or two days after TAVR and experience only minimal scarring and discomfort. You also can expect a better long-term outcome from this treatment than from medication for aortic stenosis.

Contact Us

Call 301-891-6101 to find out if you qualify for minimally invasive heart valve treatment at Adventist HealthCare.

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