Recovery After TAVR: What to Expect
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An Easier Recovery Than Open Heart Surgery

Unlike traditional valve replacement surgery, TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) does not involve a large surgical incision through the breastbone. Recovery from catheter-based heart procedures is much different than from open heart surgery. Read on to learn some tips about recovery after TAVR.

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  2. Heart Valve Surgery Goals. American Heart Association.
  3. Heart Valve Surgery Recovery and Follow Up. American Heart Association.
  4. TAVI: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant: A Guide for Patients and Families. University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
  5. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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