It's 50% survival rate for patients with severe aortic stenosis at 2 years if left untreated.1
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
Stenosis means narrowing. Calcium buildup can narrow the valve opening and makes it harder for the heart to pump blood.
May be an option for treating Aortic Stenosis.
TAVR can be performed through different access points in the body
1) Femoral artery 2) Subclavian artery 3) Direct Aortic
Fig 1: Catheter with Compressed Valve
Fig 2: TAVR VALVE starting to expand placed over diseased aortic valve or failling surgical valve
Fig 3: Fully expanded TAVR valve begins opening and closing
Return to Active Lifestyle without having your chest cut open
This poster is intended to assist in meaningful discussions between you and your doctor and is not a replacement for a doctor consultation. For more information on the risks and benefits of the Medtronic TAVR procedure, consult your physician. He or she can also provide you a copy of the Patient information Brochure.
Ref 1: Iribarne A et al. Outcomes with moderate aortic stenosis and impaired left ventricular function: prelude to a randomized trial?. J Thorac Dis. 2017;9(10):3529-3532.
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