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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) 831-759-1992
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, known as TAVR, is a minimally-invasive alternative to open-heart surgery to replace a defective aortic heart valve.

The TAVR Procedure

  • The experienced team of physicians, nurses and technicians in our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab perform this innovative, non-surgical procedure.
  • A catheter is used to introduce an expandable artificial heart valve through a blood vessel in the patient’s groin. The catheter is guided up to the heart where the new valve is expanded inside the defective aortic valve, opening up blood flow and allowing the heart to pump more efficiently.
  • The procedure is performed under light general anesthesia and takes about 2 hours. Patients usually go home within one or two days.
  • Patients with moderate to severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic heart valve) can discuss the TAVR procedure with their primary physician or cardiologist. A specialized CT scan is required along with other tests to determine if a patient qualifies for TAVR.

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Meet our TAVR Team

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    OUR SERVICES

    • Electrophysiology
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Non-Invasive Cardiology
    • Electrophysiology

      Our specialists provide the most advanced diagnostics and treatments available today for individuals with an irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrythmia).

    • Cardiac Rehabilitation

      With an on-campus Cardiac Fitness Center, we are able to provide comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation for people who recently suffered a heart attack, underwent heart surgery and similar.

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery

      We offer unparalleled cardiac surgical care for the region, including advanced surgical solutions for patients with complex heart health issues.

    • Interventional Cardiology

      Our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratories perform innovative, sophisticated interventional procedures paired with world-class care from our team.

    • Non-Invasive Cardiology

      We perform thousands of cardiac diagnostic studies every year, utilizing a team effort to pioneer the latest non-invasive cardiology solutions.