What Is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)? Center

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), also called transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), is a surgical procedure to artificially replace a narrowed heart valve called the aortic valve (which fails to open properly due to aortic valve stenosis). TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that repairs the narrowed aortic valve without major surgery. The risks of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may include bleeding, blood vessel complications, the valve slipping out of place or leaking, stroke, arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems), kidney disease, heart attack, infection, death, anesthesia complications. Read more: What Is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)? Article

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