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What is a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)? 

        

     Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a hospital procedure that inserts a new aortic valve into the heart. A catheter transports the replacement valve into the old diseased valve which secures it into position. Unlike open-chest surgery, this alternative technology is considerably less invasive. Patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis may qualify for TAVR. 

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Animation of the TAVR Procedure (courtesy of NEJM.org)