TAVR Minimally-Invasive Valve Replacement

Up to 1.5 million people suffer from a narrowed aortic valve (aortic stenosis). For various reasons, a third of these patients are deemed too high risk for traditional, open-heart valve replacement surgery. Until now, they simply had to live with the resulting chest pain, fatigue and shortness of breath.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) offers new hope for these high-risk patients. This minimally-invasive procedure allows our Heart & Vascular Center specialists to replace the aortic valve without removing the damaged valve and without opening the patient’s chest.
Life-changing results from tiny incisions

Much like a stent is inserted to open a clogged artery, the TAVR approach uses a small catheter to insert a fully collapsible replacement valve through the patient’s artery. The catheter is inserted through a small incision in the patient’s leg or chest and guided to the aortic valve opening. The new valve is then expanded, pushing the old valve out of the way and restoring proper blood flow.
Our cardiac team specializes in this next generation procedure

Our specially trained, experienced interventional cardiologist and cardiac surgeon are assisted in the operating room by a highly skilled cardiac team.

Robert Hunt MD, FACC, FSCAI
Lucas Henn MD, FACS
Rekhi Varghese, MD
Jeffrey Fulton DO, FACS

To see if this procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation with a Heart & Vascular Center specialist at 330-480-3998.