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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

  • The latest, minimally invasive technique for replacing aortic valves in patients who cannot have open-heart surgery.

     

    Patients who need valve replacements and are considered high-risk now have an alternative: small-incision surgery known as TAVR Transcatheter Heart Valve Replacement.

    Treatment for Severe Aortic Stenosis

    Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease in the U.S. Without treatment, severe cases may result in death.

    Approximately 30 percent of patients with aortic stenosis are considered high risk.

    Benefits of TAVR

    • Small incision
    • Faster recovery
    • Less pain and discomfort

    During this procedure, a biological heart valve (sourced from a cow) is inserted into the aorta through the leg or the chest using a catheter and a balloon.

    The new stunted, prosthetic valve functions like a normal, healthy valve as soon as the inflated balloon that moves it in place is removed from the patient.

    Are You a Candidate?

    Candidacy is determined through a multidisciplinary evaluation at every Tuesday at our clinic.

    Valvular Heart Disease Clinic
    Willowcrest Building, 4th floor
    5501 Old York Rd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
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    Our TAVR Team

    D. Lynn Morris, MD, Interventional Cardiologist

    Mark Anderson, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Chairman of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Sean Janzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Interventional Cardiologist

    Salil Shah, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

    Christian Federic Witzke Sanz, MD, Interventional Cardiologist

     

  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.346.7834

    Accreditation & Partnerships



    Joint commission gold seal

    VAD Certified



    American Heart Association Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

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