The Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health is committed to providing the latest advancements in surgical treatment that improve outcomes and lessen recovery time.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Renown Institute for Heart and Vascular Health is one of a select group of hospitals across the country to offer a promising new procedure — transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). If a patient is considered too “high-risk” for traditional open-heart surgery, or has previously been considered inoperable, TAVR may be an option.
TAVR is an aortic valve replacement procedure that involves using a catheter to place a new aortic valve in the heart through an incision in the leg. The procedure does not require open-heart surgery, stopping the patient’s heart or hooking the patient up to a heart-lung machine. The average time required to perform TAVR is one to two hours versus four hours for open-heart surgery.
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR)
For people who cannot undergo surgery, transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) provides a minimally invasive option for treating the most common form of mitral valve leakage.
We have several years of experience successfully implanting the MitraClip, the first device approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for TMVR. If your heart’s mitral valve is allowing blood to leak backward, and you cannot undergo surgery, this procedure may correct the problem and improve your quality of life.
The MitraClip procedure is a minimally invasive catheter-based therapy performed by multidisciplinary Heart Teams. It is performed using venous access and real-time imaging. The MitraClip device grasps and coapts the mitral valve leaflets, resulting in fixed coaptation (approximation) of the mitral leaflets throughout the cardiac cycle.
Frequently Asked Questions
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