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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What do I need to know about a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)?

What will happen before a TAVR?

What will happen during a TAVR?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

What will happen after a TAVR?

What are the risks of a TAVR?

You may have bruising or pain where the catheter was. You may get an infection or bleed more than expected. The catheter may cause a hole in your heart or blood vessels. A blood clot may form around your valve. The clot may travel to your brain and cause a stroke. Your heartbeat may become irregular during or after a TAVR. You may need medicines or procedures to treat this. Your new valve may not work correctly. You may need another procedure to replace the valve.

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