What is TAVR? Why it is Important?



TAVR or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that is performed by a cardiologist to treat aortic valve stenosis (one type of aortic valve disease).  It is also known as TAVI or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

What is TAVR? Why it is Important?


The only treatment for aortic valve stenosis is replacing the valve using a traditional approach, open-heart surgery.  However, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement is an alternative method that is equally effective and much less invasive acting as a boon for many patients.

What is TAVR?


Severe aortic stenosis causes signs and symptoms like irregular heartbeat, angina or chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitations, inability to eat enough, and inability to gain enough weight. A biological tissue aortic valve that isn’t working normally as it should. Another health condition, such as kidney or lung disease, makes open-heart valve replacement surgery too risky.

Why TAVR is Performed?


Patients who have undergone the TAVI surgery have experienced 99.2 %relief from disabling stroke within just 30 days after the procedure. Survival rates have increased to 98.4%after just 30 days of undergoing the TAVI procedure.

Importance of TAVR


1.Echocardiogram 2.Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) 3.Chest X-ray. 4.Cardiac magnetic resonance 5.imaging (MRI) scan 6.Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan 7.Exercise tests or stress tests 8.Cardiac catheterization

Diagnostic Tests 


1.Less invasive than surgery 2.Speedy recovery 3.Minimal hospital stays 4.Better outcomes 5.Higher survival rate

Benefits of TAVR


..Damage to the blood vessels. ..Collection of fluid around your heart. ..Decreased blood supply to the brain, causing a stroke. ..Severe Bleeding ..Heart attack. ..Kidney failure. ..Leakage in the replacement valve. ..Severe Heart Failure. ..Death.

Complications of TAVI

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