What is TAVR?
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an exciting alternative for Carle patients with severe aortic stenosis who can't have open heart surgery.
How Does it Work?
Our team of TAVR experts insert a small, collapsible by catheter through a small incision in the thigh and guide it to the chest using X-ray. Once inside the aorta, the replacement expands to replace the damaged valve. The new valve allows blood to flow through immediately, adding years to your life in an instant.
What Are the Benefits of TAVR?
Why Choose Carle for TAVR?
Carle Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) is one of the only providers in the region offering this innovative procedure since its FDA approval in 2011. TAVR procedures require expertise from several heart disciplines, and our team approach is what makes this procedure successful. Our heart surgeons, interventional cardiologists, anesthesiologists, echocardiographers and cath lab staff have extensive training in TAVR. They work together to evaluate your individual needs to ensure the best outcome.
For more information on TAVR, visit newheartvalve.com.
Is TAVR Right for Me?
If you have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and cannot have open heart valve replacement, ask your doctor for a referral to Carle Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI). We will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a qualified candidate for TAVR.
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.