Trans-Apical Approach (minimally-invasive incision through the chest)
Trans-Femoral Approach (minimally-invasive incision at the groin, through the femoral artery)
Recent clinical trial studies have shown a 69 percent
survival rate for patients that received the FDA-approved Edwards SAPIEN
transcatheter aortic heart valve versus just a 50 percent survival for patients
that received an alternative treatment.
Who is a Candidate
Not all patients are a candidate for transcatheter aortic valve
replacement. In most cases, TAVR is used for patients who are considered poor
candidates for open heart surgery. Although conventional aortic valve
replacement surgery is still considered the “gold standard,” with excellent
outcomes that have been proven over long periods of follow-up, TAVR is an
excellent new option for patients who would have otherwise been denied
Why Choose Hoag for
Valve Replacement Surgery?
In patients with severe aortic stenosis, there are multiple
techniques that can be used to replace the aortic valve. The decision to
perform a specific type of surgery is highly complex, and involves a complete
evaluation of the patient by an experienced cardiac team in order to determine which
method will have the best outcome for each individual patient.
At Hoag Heart Valve Center, our expert cardiac team is well-versed in the full array of heart valve surgical options, and can offer
the best option for each patient.
In addition, Hoag’s highly skilled surgical team has access
to a new Hybrid Cardiovascular Surgical Suite (Hybrid CVOR). The first operating
room of its kind in Orange County, Hoag’s Hybrid CVOR enables advanced
diagnostic imaging and surgical procedures to be performed simultaneously in
the same room.
By combining first rate imaging capabilities within an
advanced operating suite, Hoag’s world-renowned cardiac surgeons now have unprecedented
flexibility in real time to do what’s best for the patient. This results in
safer treatment, shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries and improved
Determining if TAVR
is Right for You?
The valvular heart disease experts at Hoag Heart Valve Center continue
to lead the way in progressive patient-centered care. To determine if you are a
candidate for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, speak with your
cardiologist, or contact us to schedule an appointment at
877-833-9739 or email HVI@hoag.org.