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TAVR procedure Hybrid OR
TAVR procedure Hybrid OR
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center's new Hybrid Operating Room allows new procedure such as nonsurgical heart valve replacement. Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is the first in Arizona to perform the Edwards Sapien Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which was recently approved by the FDA. TAVR is significant because it does not require open heart surgery, giving hope for heart patients with inoperable aortic stenosis (failing heart valves). A catheter fed through the femoral artery is used to implant the Edwards Sapien Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve, which recently received approval for commercial use in the U.S. The state-of-the-art, 800-sq. ft. Hybrid OR combines the latest surgical, cardiac catheterization and 3-D radiologic imaging technologies with real-time patient monitoring to allow the most complicated procedures without moving the patient for specialized procedures. The patient stays in place with the interventional cardiologist, electrophysiologist or interventional radiologist and heart and vascular surgeon all working side by side. Patients interested in learning more about the TAVR procedure can call the Scottsdale Healthcare Heart Valve Clinic Coordinator at 480-323-3459 or email HeartInfo@shc.org.