You have the power to define your future. Don’t let your severe aortic stenosis get in the way. Be courageous: ask your doctor about treatment options early in your treatment journey.
Postponing treatment for severe aortic stenosis could increase the risk of complications. Now’s not the time to wait. The sooner you treat severe aortic stenosis, the sooner you can get back to the life you want to live.
Your doctor may recommend balloon valvuloplasty (BAV) to relieve symptoms of severe aortic stenosis. However, it is not a lasting solution as the valve will eventually narrow again.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- TAVR is for people who have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis who are experiencing symptoms.
- TAVR is a less invasive way to replace your aortic valve without opening the chest.
- During the TAVR procedure, a small tube is used to insert a bioprosthetic valve inside your diseased valve.
- TAVR may shorten your recovery time so you can resume normal activities.
- Talk to your doctor about questions you may have about TAVR and/or its associated risks.