Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
February 1, 2016•11 min
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR, is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure currently recommended for individuals who are considered too sick to undergo traditional surgical aortic valve replacement. A significant portion of patients who need a valve replacement for a narrowed aortic valve (stenosis) would be at excessively high risk if undergoing conventional open-heart surgery, due to their advanced age, frailty or other medical conditions.Dr. Steven Kernis is here to explain how TAVR has emerged as a procedure that that provides the same life-extending benefits to these patients that open surgical aortic valve replacement would—and Lourdes has helped lead the way in providing TAVR to patients.