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TAVR heart procedure for inoperable aortic stenosis
TAVR heart procedure for inoperable aortic stenosis
The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure offers hope for heart patients with inoperable aortic stenosis (failing heart valves). TAVR valves are inserted via a catheter through the femoral artery, without requiring open heart surgery. Physicians at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center were the first in Arizona to perform this new heart valve replacement procedure following its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Patients may be eligible for the procedure if they are not candidates for surgical valve replacement. The TAVR procedure gives hope for extending the lives of these patients with improved quality of life. For more information about the TAVR procedure, call the Scottsdale Healthcare Heart Valve Clinic Coordinator at 480-323-3459. For more information and Heart and Vascular Services at Scottsdale Healthcare, visit http://www.shc.org/heart. CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve to sale by or on the order of a physician. This device has been approved by the FDA for specific indications for use. See instructions for use for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events.
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.