Heart Surgeries

What should I expect after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)?

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  • AHoward C. Herrmann, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered on behalf of Penn Medicine
    You will remain in ICU or post-operative recovery unit until your doctor feels you can be transferred to a regular hospital room, where you will continue to be monitored. A physical therapist will evaluate you and help you start moving as soon as possible. The average ICU time is 1 day, and the average entire hospital stay for the procedure is 4 to 7 days.

    Regular follow-up checkups by your doctor are very important and will be arranged prior to discharge.

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