Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)


What is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement?

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a common cardiac procedure to replace an ailing heart valve without open-heart surgery. Highly skilled Mercy surgeons guide a narrow catheter through a small incision to place a new aortic heart valve inside the faulty valve. The replacement valve is then expanded and left in place, restoring blood flow to the body and reducing stress on the heart.

You may require valve replacement surgery should aortic stenosis become severe. Unfortunately, older adults are not good candidates for high-risk, open-heart surgery. In these situations, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may be an alternative solution.

At Mercy, you’ll have access to all of the resources we have available to treat heart disease, no matter how severe. We want to help you get home sooner so you can live your life again. 

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