Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is recognized as a national leader in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients with severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic heart valve). Yale New Haven Hospital was the first hospital in Connecticut to perform the procedure and to receive Transcatheter Valve Center Certification through the American College of Cardiology. Certification recognizes the hospital’s expertise in transcatheter valve repair and replacement procedures. YNHH performs an average of 200 TAVRs annually.
What is TAVR?
TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that involves using a catheter from the leg or another approach to deliver a new aortic valve that replaces the heart’s diseased aortic valve without requiring open-heart surgery. It typically offers a shorter recovery time than traditional surgery. TAVR is a potential treatment for all patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. Yale New Haven Hospital’s 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
Potential TAVR patients are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of physicians that includes interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, echocardiographers and coordinators. This team approach results in a collaborative, personalized treatment plan.
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 203-785-7990.