TAVR / TAVI may be an option for people who have severe AS and are at increased risk for surgery or who are not suitable for open heart surgery. The procedure aims to ease the symptoms caused by AS and improve life span.
Following the procedure, you may have to spend about 3 – 5 days recovering in the hospital, which may include a period of observation at the intensive care unit (ICU), before you can be discharged.
However, no surgery is risk-free and the TAVR / TAVI procedure has potential risks, including risks of bleeding, infection, heart attack, stroke, death and abnormalities in heart rhythms. Our specialists will be able to provide advice on your suitability for TAVR / TAVI and answer your questions about the procedure. Make an appointment for a consultation here.