Valve-In-Valve As An Alternative To Redo Aortic Valve Replacement
Share This:
                           

About The Author

Hoda is a postdoctoral researcher at the Ohio State University.

                       

Valve-In-Valve As An Alternative To Redo Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a percutaneous procedure that emerged relatively recently as a substitute for the invasive open heart aortic valve replacement surgery. Instead of performing a highly invasive surgical procedure to replace the damaged aortic valve, the TAV is inserted through an artery via a flexible catheter and deployed in such a way that the metallic stent-like structure of the device forces open the damaged aortic valve while the flexible tissue flaps within the stent takes over...

Read more