A transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure (TAVR) is less invasive than open heart surgery. The entire procedure typically takes approximately 1–2 hours. Your heart team will determine whether you should have a mild sedative or general anesthesia.
At the start of the procedure, your doctor will make a small cut in one of three places:
The doctor will guide a thin, flexible tube with the heart valve through the incision, into your artery, and to your diseased valve. The Medtronic TAVR heart valve will be placed in your diseased valve or