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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

TAVR DiagramStay close to home while getting advanced care for a damaged heart valve at Cone Health. With transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), you receive a new heart valve—and improve the flow of blood through your heart—during a minimally invasive surgery.

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement

With TAVR, your doctors give you a new heart valve without opening your chest or stopping your heart. Instead, your doctors insert a thin, flexible tube called a catheter into an artery in your leg or chest, and guide it to your heart. Then, they use the catheter to place a new, expandable valve inside your damaged one. The new valve pushes the damaged parts of your old valve out of the way and takes over blood flow regulation.

Am I a Candidate for TAVR?

Your heart and vascular care team may recommend TAVR if you face severe aortic stenosis—narrowing of the aortic valve in your heart—and a conventional valve replacement surgery is too risky for you.

Learn more about heart valve care at Cone Health.

TAVR Nurse Navigator

Enjoy personal support and guidance from Cone Health’s dedicated TAVR nurse navigator. Count on your nurse navigator to answer your questions, connect you with support resources, coordinate your care and make sure you know how to prepare for your procedure.

Benefits of TAVR

Because TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure, you’ll experience:

  • Less pain
  • Less trauma to your chest and heart muscle
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery

Your new valve may quickly relieve symptoms such as shortness of breath and chest pain, as it also extends your life and helps improve your quality of life.

Approved TAVR Site

You can trust Cone Health for skilled TAVR procedures because Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital is an approved Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve Site.

Find a Heart & Vascular Specialist

View our provider directory to find a cardiologist or vascular specialists near you.