Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program
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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is an innovative approach to aortic valve replacement. Similar to a technique used to implant cardiac stents into clogged arteries, the TAVR procedure involves a physician guiding a catheter through an artery to the heart with an artificial valve attached. Using state-of-the-art imaging, the valve is checked for proper placement. The valve expands and is anchored inside the aorta, restoring blood flow.
As a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery method, TAVR has been shown to significantly improve survival and quality of life when compared to medical management and is increasingly being performed as a successful alternative to traditional cardiac surgery. TAVR heart surgery has recently been approved for both high risk and intermediate risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis.
The TAVR Program at Maimonides in Brooklyn, NY is led by an expert team of physicians and surgeons committed to improving outcomes and quality of life for patients with aortic valve stenosis.