Specializing in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
Heart patients who need an aortic valve replacement but are considered high risk for open-heart surgery can now be treated with a minimally invasive procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement, also called TAVR. Having participated in the early clinical trials of the TAVR procedure, the Plano heart experts here helped improve the technology now used around the country.
TAVR is less invasive than open-heart surgery and involves making a small incision in the upper leg through the femoral artery where heart surgeons use advanced imaging technology to guide thin tubes (catheters) up toward the aortic valve and replace it with a new one.
Our team of Plano heart surgeons on the medical staff who specialize in TAVR, including interventional cardiologists and imaging specialists, heart surgeons and cardiac anesthesiologists, work together as a team to replace your diseased valve and restore your heart’s ability to more efficiently control the flow of blood.