Innovative valve replacement surgery.
Because you can’t be replaced.
As New Jersey’s most extensive heart care network, RWJBarnabas Health
performs more Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR) than any
hospital or health care system in the state – and our outcomes far
exceed national benchmarks in safety, life expectancy, and risks of complications,
too. Available at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson
University Hospital and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, patients usually
go home only a few days after the procedure. Make an appointment with
one of New Jersey’s top cardiologists.
What Is TAVR?
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a FDA-approved treatment
for aortic stenosis. During the procedure, a synthetic or artificial valve
is collapsed and threaded through a blood vessel, usually through the
groin, to the heart. Our expert physicians then use state-of-the-art imaging
technology to visualize the valves precise placement and then expand the
new valve. It begins to function immediately and works like a normal,
healthy valve that allows for proper blood flow through the chambers of
the heart. No chest incision is required, resulting in quicker recovery
time, less pain, and fewer complications. TAVR patients are often able
to return home the following day.
Our TAVR Specialists
RWJBarnabas Health gives you access to hundreds of New Jersey’s top
cardiologists. Our multidisciplinary TAVR teams are comprised of specialists
in all areas of heart care, including cardiac surgeons, interventional
cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists and echocardiographers. We have
the most experienced TAVR surgeons in New Jersey and our teams have the
most experience and produce outcomes that are among the best in the United States.