Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

At Bridgeport Hospital, patients with severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic heart valve) are evaluated for a valve replacement procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that typically offers a shorter recovery time than traditional surgery.

What Is TAVR?

The TAVR procedure involves using a catheter from the leg or other approach to deliver a new aortic valve that replaces the heart’s diseased aortic valve without requiring open-heart surgery. TAVR is a potential treatment for all patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. The valve team offers the Edwards SAPIEN 3™ valve and the Medtronic Evolut™ PRO valve. Watch the videos below for more detail about TAVR.

A team approach

The heart valve team includes interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons from Bridgeport and Yale New Haven hospitals as well as echocardiographers and coordinators, and reflects the commitment of the Yale New Haven Health System to deliver top quality care throughout the state.

Is TAVR right for you?

If your doctor has told you that you have severe aortic stenosis, TAVR may be a viable treatment option. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 203-384-3844.

What is aortic stenosis?

TAVR is one treatment for this serious heart condition.

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TAVR: Transfemoral procedure

This short video animates the steps taken during the transfemoral procedure for TAVR.

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