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TAVR or TAVI at Viveka Hospitals


Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR or TAVI, with the “I” standing for Implantation) is a minimally invasive procedure used to replace the aortic valve in patients with aortic stenosis.

TAVR is a less invasive option to conventional open heart surgery. Instead of opening the chest, and cutting out the old valve and replacing it with a new one, TAVR uses a flexible tube called a catheter, that reaches the heart through the artery in the groin (like the heart catheterization) to access the faulty valve and implant a new artificial valve inside the existing valve, which is pushed to the side once the new valve is deployed.


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