Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is minimally invasive heart surgery performed to replace narrow aortic valves in the heart. TAVR/TAVI enables you to return to routine activity more quickly than open-heart surgery. Patients who have undergone the procedure report an improvement in their quality of life soon after. Other advantages include a shorter stay at the hospital, no chest scars, and immediate relief of symptoms, improvement of heart function, and decreased pain and anxiety.
TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) is a fairly new therapy that has been developed in the last 15 years. It is a minimally invasive procedure invented to replace…
Dr.K.K. Sethi, the Chairman of Delhi Heart & Lung Institute and an initiator of Interventional Cardiology imparts his knowledge regarding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and distinctly points out the differences between tissue valves and metal valves.