Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

The TAVR program offers the TAVR procedure, an innovative and effective procedure with many benefits for heart patients with critical aortic stenosis seeking an aortic valve replacement. The TAVR procedure enables the placement of a new aortic valve into the heart via a catheter that is inserted through an incision in the groin area and guided up to the heart through the circulatory system. With an average hospital stay of two to three days, this new treatment method can offer a much shorter recovery time—one to two weeks, versus six to eight weeks with the traditional sternotomy.

The benefits of the TAVR procedures include:

  • Shorter recovery time and hospital stay
  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • No need for cardiopulmonary bypass or stopping the heart
  • Significantly less pain than open heart surgery
  • Life-saving option for high-risk patients

Contact

Dr. Samina Ali
Cardiology- Coordinator of TAVR Program
Sali@ascension.org
254-751-4143 (office)