TAVR Heart Valve Replacement
Sanford Health now offers patients in central and western North Dakota a new, minimally invasive treatment option for severe aortic stenosis. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR, is a revolutionary procedure enabling our expert physicians to treat patients with aortic stenosis who previously were untreatable without open-heart surgery.
Each year, more than five million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease, and without an aortic valve replacement, 50 percent will not survive more than two years after onset of symptoms. With TAVR, our multidisciplinary team of fellowship-trained cardiovascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists and anesthesiologists can place a collapsible replacement heart valve into the body via a catheter through the femoral artery and thread it up to the heart. In just 10 seconds while the heart is still beating, the valve is set in place of the old one, correcting the narrowing or blocked valve.
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