How successful are TAVR heart operations?
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures have been shown to have high success rates in treating severe aortic valve stenosis. The success rate can vary depending on factors such as the patient’s overall health, the experience of the medical team, and the specific characteristics of the case. Generally, TAVI/TAVR procedures have been reported to have success rates of around 90% or higher.
TAVI/TAVR has been demonstrated to improve symptoms, quality of life, and functional capacity in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. It allows for the implantation of a new valve without the need for open-heart surgery, thereby reducing the risks associated with traditional surgical procedures.
Life Expectancy After Procedure
Regarding life expectancy, TAVI/TAVR has been shown to improve survival rates in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis compared to those who do not receive treatment or have conservative management. The procedure helps to alleviate the symptoms associated with aortic valve stenosis, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue, which can significantly impact a person’s quality of life.
It’s important to note that the success of TAVI/TAVR and its impact on life expectancy can vary depending on individual patient factors and the overall management of their cardiovascular health. The procedure is typically recommended for patients who are at high risk or considered inoperable for traditional surgical aortic valve replacement. The decision to undergo TAVI/TAVR and its potential benefits should be discussed thoroughly with a healthcare professional who can evaluate the patient’s specific condition and provide personalized advice.