Good evening! Could anyone tell me the benefits of having SAVR over TAVR? It doesn’t seem that there are many, but I’m at the beginning stages of self-education, so I’d appreciate any in put you guys could offer. TIA!
Good morning...hope everyone is doing well. I can’t tell you guys how much I appreciate my new “family”!
Could anyone clarify this matter for me...if TAVR is so much less invasive, has a shorter recovery time and has less chance of infection than open heart aortic valve replacement, why isn’t this procedure done all the time? Why is it done on the “older” and “more compromised” patients? It seems that the two procedures should be the other way around.
What is the down side of TAVR as compared to open heart valve replacement surgery? TIA for any information you can offer!
Good morning! Thank you for the quick responses to my last query and best wishes to all of you who are soon going through surgery and continued Recovery success to all who have been through it.
Again, just starting out And have a question...when is open heart surgery done for aortic stenosis and when is TAVR done? I’m on my second opinion and getting very confused! As always, TIA for your help! I feel like I’m getting a new “family” in all of you and can only hope I can provide similar guidance as I move along in this process!
Hi, everyone! I’m brand new to the heart valve surgery community. Though I knew I had an aortic stenosis, I was just categorized as “very severe” and surgery is imminent. What could anyone tell me about cardiac catheterization? Though i understand that this is the first step, I don’t know why it is done and what the recovery time is. I also don’t know how it is determined whether a patient has open heart surgery or minimally invasive surgery through the groin for a valve replacement.
Also, if anyone out there lives in the Wilmington, NC area, could you recommend a good cardiologist?
TIA, everyone for your help. I’m quite anxious about this process 😬