TAVR is less invasive than a traditional open-heart aortic valve replacement surgery. Based on medical condition and other contributing factors, the group of physicians who specialize in the TAVR procedure on the medical staff of a Texas Health hospital can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure by providing a thorough evaluation.
The minimally invasive TAVR procedure can be performed through three approaches: through an incision in the leg (transfemoral), or through an incision in the chest between the ribs (transapical) or through a small incision under the collar bone (subclavian).
Are you a candidate for TAVR?
Do you have aortic stenosis and your physician has said you are at intermediate or greater risk for open heart surgery or are not eligible for open heart surgery? Review the questions below. If you answer yes to one or more of the questions, you may be a candidate for TAVR.
- Have you had a stroke?
- Do you have a history of fainting or passing out?
- Have you had bypass surgery?
- Have you had a prior chest radiation?
- Have you been diagnosed with coronary artery disease or CAD?
- Have you been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD?
- Do you have cardiac arrhythmias?
Texas Health Dallas
Advanced Cardiac Therapies Center
8440 Walnut Hill Ln.
Suite 410, Professional Building 4
Dallas, TX 75231
Texas Health Fort Worth
Structural Heart Center
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital
811 Wright Street
Arlington, TX 76012
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