Marie Myers posted a note for Kim that says:
TAVR stands for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. It is an aortic valve replacement thru a large artery in your groin , instead of a surgical ( open chest) aortic valve replacement . Recovery is quick, because there is no large incision and no Cardiopulmonary bypass used. TAVR is used in some cases instead of open chest aortic valve replacement. There is a learning tab at the top of the page on this website that has a lot of info On different topics that you might like to Look through.
Phyllis Petersen posted a note for Kim that says:
Welcome Kim! I had mitral valve repair in October 2016. It is scary, but it is doable. This community will help you through. Feel free to ask any questions that pop into your mind. Chances are someone else is thinking about it too. I knew I had MVP with regurg for many years and that it was slowly getting worse, but when I was told it was severe and needed repair, it was still a shock.