Is TAVR Right for You?
For many years, open heart surgery was the standard treatment for aortic stenosis. In 2012, the FDA approved TAVR for people with high surgical risk. In 2019, it was approved for those with low surgical risk and became the most common method to replace the aortic valve. Our team at Luminis Health will review your medical history and determine which technique is best for you.
TAVR uses a collapsible replacement valve. Doctors insert the new valve with a thin, flexible tube (catheter) through another blood vessel. The new valve expands in place over the existing valve and begins working right away.
With TAVR, many people go home the next day. You may return to daily activities like exercising and driving within a few weeks.