The Catholic Health Heart Center

Heart TAVR
Posted at 11:44 AM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 11:44:49-05

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) - TAVR is used to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis – a narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve – who are too sick for traditional heart surgery.

During the procedure, a small catheter is used to place a new aortic valve within the damaged valve to more effectively regulate blood flow in the heart.