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What should I ask my doctor if I'm considering transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)?

Dr. William M. Suh, MD
Internist

If you are considering transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR), you need to make sure that you’re an appropriate candidate for TAVR. Currently, this procedure is intended for people who are either inoperable or at high risk. For those people who aren’t in those two groups, surgery is still the gold standard for treatment. Therefore, you need to ask your doctor whether or not an open aortic valve replacement is the best option for you.

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