Today, fixing your aortic heart valve does not mean you need to have your chest cracked open. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is now approved in the U.S. to treat even more patients with severe aortic stenosis who are experiencing symptoms. TAVR is no longer just for patients who are too sick and those who cannot have open heart surgery.
If you were previously told that TAVR was not an option for you, talk with a TAVR doctor and see if this less invasive procedure may now be right for you.
The benefits of TAVR may include:
- Faster recovery so you can get back to doing what you love
- Less invasive with minimal scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and anxiety
- Does not require your chest to be opened
- It will help your heart work better, so you feel better sooner
The major risks of TAVR are similar to open heart surgery and include death, stroke, bleeding and vascular complications.
Watch how Ron and Natalie got back to their everyday lives sooner with TAVR.
Talk to a TAVR doctor to get an evaluation about your treatment options and if TAVR is right for you.
For more information on TAVR, request your free TAVR information kit by completing the form on the right.