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Uploaded on Jan 12, 2012
The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure offers hope for heart patients with inoperable aortic stenosis (failing heart valves). TAVR valves are inserted via a catheter through the femoral artery, without requiring open heart surgery.
Physicians at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center were the first in Arizona to perform this new heart valve replacement procedure following its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Patients may be eligible for the procedure if they are not candidates for surgical valve replacement. The TAVR procedure gives hope for extending the lives of these patients with improved quality of life.
For more information about the TAVR procedure, call the Scottsdale Healthcare Heart Valve Clinic Coordinator at 480-323-3459.
CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve to sale by or on the order of a physician. This device has been approved by the FDA for specific indications for use. See instructions for use for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events.