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TAVR at Saint Thomas Heart Valve Center

TAVR - or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement - is for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are not candidates for conventional open heart surgery due to several existing health factors.

TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed in a unique, hybrid operating room that utilizes the most advanced imaging equipment available today. The surgery is performed on a beating heart and with a catheter that is inserted through the groin. The procedure does not require cardio-pulmonary bypass and patients experience significantly shorter recovery times. These significant factors, which lower risks and increase the ease of recovery, can make TAVR a life-saving procedure for inoperable heart patients.

For more information about the TAVR procedure and to schedule an appointment with the Saint Thomas Heart Valve Center, please call 855.789.2593.