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Treating Structural Heart Disease | FAQ with Drs. Jon Resar and Stefano Schena
Johns Hopkins cardiologist Jon Resar and cardiac surgeon Stefano Schena discuss the Structural Heart Disease Clinic at Johns Hopkins and answer commonly asked questions about transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to treat aortic stenosis.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): What You Need to Know
- The damaged heart valve is replaced using a valve made of natural tissue obtained from the heart of a pig or cow.
- The new valve is delivered via catheter, a long, thin tube inserted in an artery and guided to the heart.
- The catheterization procedure typically takes one to three hours, and patients are up and walking within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. The typical hospital stay is three to five days.
- These transcatheter-delivered valves are FDA approved for patients at high risk for conventional open heart surgery.
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