Severe aortic stenosis is a narrowing of your aortic valve opening that effects the normal blood flow. Without treatment, people who experience symptoms from this problem die within an average of 2 years. If it is determined by the Heart Team that you are a candidate for this procedure, this less invasive procedure allows a new valve to be inserted inside your diseased valve while your heart is still beating. The TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) procedue is not right for everyone. Speak to your Heart Team to determine your candidacy for TAVR.
Dr. David Schreibman is one of the founding members of the multi-disciplinary TAVR program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and has been performing this procedure since 2012.