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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure

23rd July, 2020 Prelims

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure:

  • It is a minimally invasive procedure to replace a narrowed aortic valve that fails to open properly which may be an option for those who cannot have open-heart surgery.
  • It is the replacement of the aortic valve of the heart through the blood vessels (as opposed to valve replacement by open heart surgery).
  • The TAVR procedures can be done through very small openings that leave all the chest bones in place.
  • In this procedure, generally, doctors insert a catheter in the patient’s leg or chest and guide it to his/her heart.

Reference: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-saves-farmers-life/article32166455.ece