The Facts About TAVR

In 2011, the FDA approved the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device for inoperable or high risk patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Use this section of to learn the facts about TAVR, see patient success stories and find experienced medical providers.

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What is TAVR?

Learn about TAVR procedures
from Dr. Charles J. Davidson,
a leading cardiologist.

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How Does TAVR Work?

See what happens during a
TAVR procedure in this video
animation for patients.

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Patient Success Story

Watch the TAVR patient
success story of John Gerlits
from Chicago, Illinois.

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Video: Understanding Aortic Stenosis

TAVR & Aortic Stenosis Updates

Over 90 Facebook Likes! Dr. Mathew Williams discusses the two approaches for a TAVR procedure.

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Patient Story: Doris Snyder receives TAVR at 102 years of age at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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First TAVR device approved by FDA for inoperable and high risk patients with aortic stenosis.

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Our TAVR Patient Success Stories