After your procedure, you may spend a day or more in the intensive care unit (ICU) and another day or two in a patient room. Most patients begin walking within a day or two of their Medtronic TAVR procedure.
Before you leave the hospital, your heart team will explain what kinds of activities you can do, if you need to take medication, and when you will need to see your doctor again.
You will also be given a card with information about your TAVR heart valve. Share this card with all members of your healthcare team, including your dentist. If you need an MRI, tell your doctor you have a Medtronic TAVR heart valve, and whether you also have a surgical heart valve.
To monitor your transcatheter aortic valve replacement recovery, you should return to the valve clinic to have your heart valve checked at 30 days and 1 year after your procedure. If you have concerns, discomfort, or changes in your health, be sure to let your doctor know right away.