Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement is a surgical procedure that is done when the aortic valve fails to open. In this minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon inserts the new valve without removing the old, damaged one. It is recommended for patients with other major health complications like kidney and lung issues where open surgery is ruled out. TAVI significantly decreases major symptoms like recurrent chest pain, fainting, and swelling in the legs and prevents cardiac arrest or failure.


Who Needs TAVI/TAVR?

TAVI/TAVR is like a boon to patients suffering from aortic valve dysfunction and its associated symptoms like severe fatigue, dizziness, and fainting.

How Is TAVI/TAVR Performed?

During the surgery, the surgeon, through the groin or small incision in the chest region, inserts a tiny, flexible catheter attached to the new valve to access the heart and valve. After positioning the new valve, a balloon at the tip of the catheter gets inflated and replaces the new valve. The catheter is then removed after securing the valve in the right place.

If the catheter is inserted through the femoral artery, it is known as the transfemoral approach. In case of insertion through the chest or through the tip of the left ventricle, it is called a transapical approach.


Yes. It is a safe and minimally invasive procedure that significantly reduces various complications in highly critical patients.

Patients suffering from aortic valve dysfunction would require TAVI/TAVR.

Yes. It is possible to lead normal quality of life by making certain healthy lifestyle choices after TAVI/TAVR.

The patient may have to spend 3 to 5 days in hospital after TAVI/TAVR.

You would need a few doctor consultations to monitor your health progress after undergoing TAVI/TAVR.

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