Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
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This procedure is for people who have been diagnosed with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and are at intermediate or greater risk for open heart surgery. Your physician might also refer to the TAVR procedure as TAVI.
The TAVR procedure allows a new valve to be inserted within your diseased aortic valve. The new valve will push the leaflets of your diseased valve aside. The frame will use the leaflets of your diseased valve to secure it in place.
This less invasive procedure is different than open heart surgery. TAVR uses a catheter to replace the heart valve instead of opening up the chest and completely removing the diseased valve. It can be performed in multiple ways.
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