The TAVR Procedure

TAVR – Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

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What is the recovery time for the TAVR procedure?

While there are some surgical components to the TAVR procedure, they are minimal and less invasive than open-heart surgery, because it allows placement of a new valve within the native, diseased aortic valve through a catheter. This reduces the recovery time required so you can get back to doing all the things you dream of doing. Often patients are able to go home the next day.

The surgery is performed in the hybrid operating room, which is a highly technical room with advanced imaging equipment needed for this technical procedure.

>> Go to the Edwards Lifesciences website to see an animation of this procedure.

TVAR - Transcatheter aortic valve replacement


American Heart Association (AHA). What is TAVR? (TAVI) (

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) (