Am I a Candidate for TAVR?
TAVR is a minimally invasive treatment option for severe aortic stenosis in high-risk patients who are not eligible for traditional open-heart surgery.
Who should schedule a screening?
The TAVR procedure is not right for everyone. In certain cases, the risks of the procedure may outweigh the benefits.
Who should not consider the TAVR surgery?
- Anyone whose aortic valve is not calcified
- Anyone who has a blood clot or an abnormal growth
- Anyone who has an infection in the heart or infections elsewhere
- Anyone who already has had a prosthetic (man-made) valve implanted in any of their four heart valves, with the exception of the mitral valve
- Anyone who has aortic stenosis along with moderate or severe aortic regurgitation (when your valve does not fully close and allows blood to leak backwards through the valve)
- Anyone who has severe disease of their mitral valve requiring surgery
- Anyone whose aortic valve is either too small or too big
To learn more about TAVR clinical trials, our cardiologists, or treatment facilities please use our contact form here. Schedule an appointment with a Memorial Hermann Cardiologist online or by calling (713) 222-2273.