Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Yale New Haven Hospital 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 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.

 

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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TAVR: Richard Kenney

A TAVR procedure at YNHH provided a fast answer for Richard Kenney's fatigue, pain and shortness of breath. 

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TAVR: Thomas Dolan

Thomas Dolan is 85 years old and still running around a tennis court.

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Mending Hearts

Hear from patients who have had the TAVR procedure, and the Yale New Haven physicians who specialize it. 

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