TAVR and Recovery with Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery
More than 5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year, according to the American Heart Association. When one or more of your four heart valves fails to work properly, surgery is often required in order to replace the valve. Innovative procedures like a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement – commonly known as TAVR – can provide beneficial treatment options and faster recovery for patients who may not be candidates for open heart surgery. As we continue this month’s focus on Heart Health Awareness, Dr. Sabe, Executive Director of Mercy Heart Center shares more.