Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive, catheter-based procedure to replace the function of the aortic valve.
TAVR may be an excellent option for certain patients because the prevalence of aortic stenosis and co-morbidities increase the risks associated with surgical aortic valve implantation (SAVI).1 Without intervention, the average symptomatic patient life expectancy is 2 to 5 years.2
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