What Is TAVR?
TAVR stands for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. It’s a catheter-based procedure to place a new aortic valve without removing the diseased valve. It treats a type of heart valve disease called aortic stenosis (narrowing). Another name for the procedure is TAVI, for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
You may have other treatment options depending on your condition. Consider getting a second opinion before deciding on the procedure.
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