Aortic Valve Treatment
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve, which lies between the left ventricle and the aorta. NewYork-Presbyterian has more experience with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) than any other center in the country. During this procedure, an interventional cardiologist implants a device through a catheter (long, flexible tube) threaded through a blood vessel in your leg and guided to your heart. Clinical trials, including those co-led by our physician-scientists, have shown TAVR to be a safe and effective minimally invasive option which results in shorter hospital stays and a lower risk of complications for patients of all ages and risk levels. This treatment was once primarily indicated for patients considered high-risk for traditional surgery, but it is now also used in patients at low risk who are experiencing symptoms.
During this procedure, the doctor threads a catheter with a balloon at its tip through a blood vessel in your leg and guides it to your heart. There, the balloon is expanded to open the narrowed aortic valve to improve your blood flow.
Paravalvular Leak Closure
Our valve specialists can repair regurgitation occurring around a previously implanted aortic valve prosthesis in patients who are experiencing symptoms.
Aortic Stenosis Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery. Using this approach, your surgeon can repair or replace your damaged aortic valve through small incisions, and with great precision. Smaller incisions result in less discomfort after surgery and a faster recovery.
Open-Heart Surgery. You may need open-heart surgery if you have more than one damaged heart valve in need of treatment. Our experienced team provides open-heart surgery for some people with aortic valve disease, with exceptional outcomes.
"Hybrid" Heart Surgery. Our doctors are developing and evaluating new approaches that combine surgery and interventional cardiology techniques to treat some people with damaged heart valves.