If you’ve been diagnosed with a damaged aortic valve, your doctor will likely inform you of the need for an aortic valve replacement.
There are two treatment options available to patients to replace a diseased aortic valve. One is the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), also known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the other is open heart surgery.
It’s helpful to discuss with your doctor about these treatment options and the risks involved with each. He will be able to clarify the situation and answer any questions you may have. Being clear about the situation will make it easier for you to make an informed decision and prepare yourself for the procedure.