Before aortic valve replacement procedure

Before performing TAVI or SAVR on you, your doctor might:

CT scan

Conduct a CT scan to assess which procedure is right for you1


Recommend a dental check-up to reduce the chance of infections1


Suggest diet modifications or changes to your regular medication regimen2


Ask you if you are allergic to any drugs3

To help you plan ahead, check with your doctor on how long
you might need to stay at the hospital after your procedure.

Tips on talking to your doctor See what happens during the TAVI procedure

1. SingHealth. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)/Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement. Available at: Accessed 23 October 2023.
2. British Heart Foundation. TAVI (Transcatheter aortic valve implantation). Available at: Accessed 23 October 2023.
3. Mayo Clinic. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Available at: Accessed 23 October 2023.