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.
An aorta is the largest artery in the human body supplying clean, oxygenated blood to the entire circulatory system. Aortic valve stenosis is a condition where the aorta…
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.