TAVR: Minimally Invasive Leading-Edge Procedure
New Leading-Edge TAVR Procedure
Patients with severe aortic valve stenosis — an aortic valve that doesn’t fully open and reduces blood flow — may undergo open-heart surgery for valve replacement if they are healthy enough. Those who are too high risk have a new option: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).
To see how how TAVR works, view video below.
Our specialists have performed over 100 TAVR procedures since the minimally invasive procedure was approved by the FDA. Through a tiny incision, a replacement valve in a catheter is delivered to the valve site and expanded, taking over for the faulty valve in regulating blood flow.
If you have heart valve disease, the specialists at the Heart Valve Clinic at CMC’s New England Heart & Vascular Institute provide treatments that can help you feel better and less symptomatic. Our multidisciplinary team of board-certified interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and radiologists collaborate to offer the latest treatment options for patients with heart valve disease.