The survivability of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provides great hope for patients with formally inoperable aortic stenosis. Most TAVR patients have serious underlying conditions and tend to be older. They have been deemed too high risk for traditional surgery.
Even with these risks, the one-year survival rate for TAVR is about 80%. Patients should speak with the doctor to determine what they can expect during and after the procedure.