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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Conditions Related to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Patients with related conditions to transcatheter aortic valve replacement have been previously diagnosed with an inoperable condition. Aortic stenosis, one of these related conditions, is a heart condition where the valve that pushes oxygenated blood out of the heart to the body is blocked or defective.

Usually, patients with aortic stenosis have a build up of calcium on the valve that reduces its ability to open and close. The preferred treatment is open-heart aortic valve replacement surgery. Depending on the patient’s overall health and the severity of the condition, this open-heart surgery may not be an option.

For qualified patients who were diagnosed with an inoperable related condition, transcatheter aortic valve replacement may be a treatment option. This minimally invasive procedure reduces stress on the body and can be completed without opening the chest.

Locations for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)