Harvard Health Blog
TAVR: Aortic valve replacement without open-heart surgery
By: Pinak B. Shah, MD, Contributor There has been a flurry of news recently about a procedure called trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for the treatment of the common heart condition aortic stenosis (AS). You may even know people who have had this procedure performed. What exactly is TAVR? And what’s all the excitement about? What is aortic stenosis?