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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

When you’re a patient at Providence, we provide you with leading-edge, minimally invasive procedures for heart and valve issues. TAVR has a shorter recovery period and fewer risks than open heart surgery, so you can get back to your life and everyone in it faster.

Why Choose Us for Your TAVR?

As our TAVR patient, you know you’re getting access to advanced, safe treatment that helps you recover more quickly. Here are three reasons that 2,000 patients trust us with their TAVR procedures every year:

Providence offers options and hope to patients seeking the most advanced therapies to treat their heart conditions. We partner with leading medical technology companies to pioneer advanced devices and procedures for minimally invasive treatment. We embrace innovation so we can provide better heart and valve care – and a better life – for you and your loved ones.

We know that putting patients first leads to the best outcomes. That’s why we follow guidelines known as the Heart Team approach, which brings together structural heart specialists with interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other cardiology caregivers. This multidisciplinary team works together to personalize your treatment plan.

TAVR can be a viable alternative to open heart surgery for some patients. As a less invasive procedure, TAVR eliminates the need for large incisions, presents fewer risks and requires a shorter hospital stay. The recovery period is also shorter, allowing you to get back to the things and people you love faster.

About TAVR

TAVR is a procedure that replaces a diseased or damaged heart valve. A surgeon places a thin tube, called a catheter, inside your heart. This technique restores normal blood flow through the heart and improves its function, helping you feel better.

If you’re a candidate for TAVR, your cardiovascular team works with you to design the most effective treatment plan for your health goals, needs and lifestyle. And you know you’re in good hands, because we perform over 2,000 TAVR procedures each year.


Catheter-based heart and valve care techniques like TAVR reduce the need for large incisions and long hospital stays. As a result, you may have less scarring, a shorter recovery period and a longer life. You may also be able to be more physically active, so you can enjoy life to its fullest.

Conditions Treated with TAVR

We treat a wide range of heart and valve conditions, including:

Other Heart and Valve Care Treatments

If you need care other than TAVR, we also excel at the following structural heart care procedures:

  • Aortic root surgery
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure
  • Bloodless/transfusion-free surgeries
  • Coronary unroofing
  • Heart valve repair or replacement/valvuloplasty
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) treatment
  • Left atrial appendage ligation
  • Maze procedures
  • Minimally invasive/robotic-assisted surgeries
  • Patent ductus arteriosus closure (PDA)
  • Patent foramen ovale closure (PFO)
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Septal myectomy
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure

Patient Stories

Barbara Inman lived with a heart murmur for years. But when her heart health was affected by cancer treatment, she came to Providence to learn about her options. Our interventional cardiologists found she was a good candidate for the TAVR procedure. Barbara is now experiencing a much faster recovery and fewer risks than she would have with traditional surgery. Read Barbara’s Story

Donald Hitzel had already celebrated his 101st birthday when he underwent a TAVR procedure. After just one night in the hospital, the World War II veteran was home and back to his daily treadmill walks. Read Donald's Story

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