Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a treatment option for patients who have aortic stenosis. TAVR valves are deployed from a specialized catheter delivery system, most often accessed through a large artery in the groin area. Unlike traditional valve replacement surgery in which the damaged or diseased valve is removed before the replacement valve is implanted, with TAVR the damaged/diseased valve is not removed.
TAVR procedures are performed in one of our highly equipped cardiac catheterization laboratories, utilizing the latest in TAVR imaging technology, software and hemodynamic monitoring systems. Since TAVR is a catheter based surgical option, all TAVR procedures utilize a cardiothoracic surgeon working together with an interventional cardiologist, both of whom have had additional training in TAVR procedures.