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TAVR Procedure in Michigan
When you have aortic stenosis, your heart valve becomes narrow and doesn’t open or close properly. You may experience symptoms such as chest pain, fatigue, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, swollen ankles and feet, and rapid or irregular heartbeat. At Ascension hospitals in Michigan, our heart doctors specialize in treating heart valve disease with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Doctors start by listening to understand your health concerns. Then, we work together to deliver heart valve care that’s right for you.
Minimally invasive heart valve replacement
TAVR is a minimally invasive valve replacement. During your procedure, your doctor replaces the narrowed aortic valve by inserting a catheter into your leg or chest, guiding the new valve to your heart. This new valve helps your heart pump blood properly. Your doctor uses tiny incisions, which may shorten recovery time and lower risk of infection. Hospital stays are generally between two to three days.
Personalized heart valve care
At Ascension hospitals in Michigan, our valve clinic coordinators provide TAVR evaluations and answer your questions. We support you before, during and after your surgery. Doctors and nurses monitor your physical and emotional health and provide follow-up care, including cardiac rehab. Our care teams are here for you every step of the way. We deliver compassionate, personalized heart care, close to home.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.