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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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406-435-TAVR (8287)
1-800-332-7156, ext. 8287

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

If you have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and are considered to be extreme high-or-prohibitive-risk for open heart surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) may be an alternative for you.

Aortic valve stenosis is a serious condition. Without aortic valve replacement, patients with severe aortic stenosis have high mortality and a short life expectancy once symptoms develop. The transcatheter heart valve is delivered via a catheter-based approach with no or minimal incisions and without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. This offers patients a therapeutic option that otherwise would be deemed inoperable or high surgical risk.

Experienced Heart Team

At Billings Clinic, our heart team takes a rigorous approach to patient care.

  • Our TAVR program is built on a foundation of multi-disciplinary experience.
  • Our procedural team consists of two heart surgeons, two interventional cardiologists and echo specialists.
  • We have done over 12,000 open heart operations.
  • Our interventional team performs more than 2,500 interventional heart procedures every year.
  • Our physicians have been involved with transcatheter technology from the initial investigations in the United States to the latest valve models.

Together with our outstanding valve clinic coordinators, our colleagues from our cardiovascular division, anesthesiologists and radiologists, we are striving to offer the latest leading edge therapy to our patients and communities.

TAVR Informational Videos

Four-video playlist includes: Path to Treatment, Talking to Your Doctor About Severe Aortic Stenosis, Treatment Options, How Does TAVR Work

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) general information video playlist

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