What is aortic valve replacement?

Also known as: aortic valve surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

Aortic valve replacement is a surgery to remove and replace the heart’s aortic valve. This may be needed if the valve leaks (aortic regurgitation) or has a narrow opening (aortic stenosis).

Reviewed by: Madalsa Dipak Patel, MD

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