What happens during aortic valve replacement?
As you prepare for your aortic valve replacement procedure, you probably have a lot to think about. It’s also likely you may have some questions about the procedure itself.
Your doctor will recommend one of two ways to replace your aortic valve: through transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or open heart surgery.
It is important to have information about all of your options before deciding on a treatment plan.
While your doctor will explain the details of your procedure to you, below is some helpful information on what to expect if you receive TAVI or open heart surgery.
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Smith, Craig R. (2016, April 2). Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Intermediate Risk Patients with Aortic Stenosis: Final Results from the PARTNER 2A Trial; ACC 2016.