Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Bradenton Cardiology Center offers the minimally invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure to patients with severe aortic stenosis.
The new TAVR procedure is an alternative to traditional open-heart surgery and can offer an improved quality of life for patients. In this procedure, a collapsible aortic heart valve is placed at the site using a thin, flexible tube called a catheter.
TAVR is also an alternative for high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis, who may otherwise not be a candidate for open aortic valve replacement.
The Structural Heart Clinic at Manatee Memorial Hospital is dedicated to patients with aortic stenosis and stroke and bleeding risks associated with atrial fibrillation. The clinic is part of the Heart and Vascular Center and is located across the street from the hospital at 300 Riverside Drive East, Suite 1350. Patients will receive a personalized evaluation from a team of healthcare professionals. Several physicians from Bradenton Cardiology Center are part of the Structural Heart Clinic team, including Dr. Ganesh Athappan, Dr. Daniel E. Friedman, Dr. S. Jay Mathews and Dr. James Nguyen.