Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI/ TAVR)

What is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI/ TAVR)?

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a surgical procedure performed to replace a blocked or narrowed aortic valve in people who are at greater risk or too sick for ...

How does it help?

TAVI or TAVR can help alleviate the symptoms of severe aortic valve stenosis and may advance survival in people who have a high risk of surgical drawbacks. With a reduced hospit...

How is it done?

What are benefits and risks of this treatment?

The procedure has provided an excellent outlook in giving a good alternative to people who are at immediate or greater risk for open heart surgery, but it has some risks associated with it, which a person must be aware of.

The benefits of this procedure are:

  • Excellent alternative to open heart surgery
  • Decrease in mortality rate
  • Prevents any damage or infection
  • Shorter hospital stay (around 3-5 days)

The risks associated with this procedure are:

  • Bleeding
  • Heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Blood vessel complications
  • Kidney disease
  • Problems with the replacement valve
  • Stroke

How does Medanta provide care?

The Interventional Cardiology department at Medanta’s Heart Institute is dedicated to delivering catheter-based treatments for structural heart diseases. With our team of world class doctors and modern technology, we are properly equipped to help our patients with the problems in their heart. We promote healthy functioning of the human heart, and strive towards helping our patients at every step of their disease, and make their recovery proc...

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