What to do during TAVR?

For TAVR, you will be hospitalized and doctors will check on your health condition and go through your medical records before initiating the TAVR treatment. TAVI CT Scan is done to size the valve and also to size the groin vessels. Depending on the health condition of the patient, the concerned doctor will give a sleeping dose or mild anaesthesia to keep them awake without the experience of any pain. During TAVR, the heart beats regularly unlike the traditional surgery because of which the heart is kept at pause for sometime and an artificial machine is kept to function like the heart.

The TAVR procedure takes less than 2 hours in contrast to open-heart surgery, which takes more than three hours. Make a thorough research about how the TAVR procedure is done and take time to discuss with your doctor regarding aftercare and the healing process to experience an interactive session. Some of the major risks of going through TAVR include stroke, death, vascular problems, and bleeding in the heart which can be overcome with medicine instead of suffering a death with a heart failure.