Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
If you have aortic stenosis, you may benefit from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at Adventist HealthCare. Take advantage of an innovative treatment that can help you feel better and improve your quality of life.
TAVR treats aortic valve stenosis, a narrowing of the aorta. The aorta is the largest artery and carries blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Trust the cardiovascular experts at Adventist HealthCare for skilled care before, during and after the procedure.
Is TAVR Right for Me?
Your doctor may recommend TAVR if you’re not a candidate for aortic valve surgery due to your age, health or other concerns. You’ll also benefit from less pain, smaller scars and faster recovery than traditional surgery. TAVR may treat your symptoms better long-term than medications alone.
What to Expect
During TAVR, your doctor will make a tiny incision in your groin. Your doctor will use a catheter (thin, flexible tube) to move and place a new valve in the heart. The new valve will help restore healthy blood flow through your heart to relieve aortic stenosis symptoms such as chest pain, breathlessness and fatigue.
Expect to go home from the hospital one to two days after the procedure.