Heart Surgeries

How long will I be in the hospital when I have TAVR?

A Answers (2)

  • A Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered on behalf of

    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is performed under general anesthesia, and the procedure usually takes 3 to 4 hours. You will remain in ICU 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.

  • A Internal Medicine, answered on behalf of
    Typically, people stay in the hospital for three to five days after a transfemoral transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) procedure. For a transapical procedure, they usually stay a bit longer -- around five to seven days. People sometimes have to go to rehab to get a little bit stronger, so they may be referred to cardiac rehab just to get them back on their feet.
Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.
Did You See?  Close
What should I expect after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)?