What is the TAVR procedure
TAVR also called as TAVI stands for Trans catheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or Trans catheter Aortic Valve Implantation is the minimally invasive surgical procedure to repair the old, damaged valve by inserting a new valve within the diseased valve. The new valve pushes the leaflets of the diseased valves aside and takes over the job of regulating the blood flow.
The TAVR procedure is performed using one of two different approaches, allowing the cardiologist or surgeon to choose which one provides the best and safest way to access the valve:
Entering through the femoral artery (large artery in the groin), called the Trans femoral approach, which does not require a surgical incision in the chest, or
Using a minimally invasive surgical approach with a small incision in the chest and entering through a large artery in the chest or through the tip of the left ventricle (the apex), which is known as the trans apical approach.