Who is a good candidate for this type of valve surgery?
At this time the procedure is reserved for those people for whom an open heart procedure poses intermediate risk. For that reason, most people who have this procedure are in their 70s or 80 and often have other medical conditions that make them a better candidate for this type of surgery.
TAVR can be an effective option to improve quality of life in patients who otherwise have limited choices for repair of their aortic valve.
Is TAVR Right For You?
TAVR is giving new hope to people suffering from severe aortic stenosis who are at increased risk for open heart surgery. To see if the procedure is right for you, ask your cardiologist who can evaluate you for all of your treatment options. Only a TAVR Doctor can evaluate you for both TAVR and open heart surgery to determine what the best treatment option is for you.
“Our results have been excellent! Patients who undergo this procedure not only experience a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery, but a vastly improved quality of life.”