Transcatheter aortic valve replacement information and locations in Mexico

A transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a minimally invasive procedure in which a new valve is implanted over the aortic valve to help restore the blood flow affected by severe aortic stenosis.
The procedure can be performed with local or general anesthesia. Depending on the patient, a small incision can be done on the groin, neck, or chest. Then, using a thin-flexible tube the new valve is guided through the artery into the affected valve; similar to a stent, the new valve pushes against the old valve and helps to keep the blood flow.
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Procedure: 4 hrs.
Hospital stay: 2 - 4 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 7 - 10 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled with the cardiovascular surgeon after 5 days of surgery. Patients are clear for flying after 7 - 10 days from the coronary artery bypass.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Am I a candidate for TAVR?
Candidates for surgery experience severe aortic stenosis, an intermediate or high-risk complication from aortic valve replacement (open-heart surgery).
Will the surgery be painful?
Doctors use general or local anesthesia to numb the area, so you don’t feel pain, however, you might be awake during the procedure.
How do I prepare for the procedure?
Your specialist will perform an examination to learn about your medical history. You will be asked to stop taking some medications.
What happens after surgery?
After surgery and recovery, you’ll need follow-up appointments and make lifestyle changes along with excellent dental hygiene.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.