Innovative valve replacement surgery.
Because you can’t be replaced.
As New Jersey's most extensive health care network, RWJBarnabas Health is one of the state's highest performing health care systems for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Available at Jersey City Medical Center, 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?
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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.
At 69 years old, Paul Russo was experiencing worsening shortness of breath and his physician noticed a heart murmur. He was referred to the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program and was seen in consultation by interventional cardiologist Sabino Torre, MD, and heart surgeon Arash Salemi, MD.
When Ida Williams saw her family doctor for a head cold, she wasn’t expecting any unusual news. But when Ida’s physician listened to her lungs and heart during what would have been an otherwise normal office visit, he heard a heart murmur – often a sign of heart valve disease - and recommended the 77-year-old retiree seek further treatment.
Donald Estelle felt just fine heading into a routine appointment with his primary physician. However, the physician was troubled by what he heard with a stethoscope and referred Donald to a cardiologist for further testing.
Rosemary Brand is happiest when she’s on the go. Between fitness classes at the local gym and backyard barbeques, the 78-year-old Passaic County resident enjoys a busier schedule than many women half her age – which made it all the more devastating when she developed a disabling heart condition that claimed her vitality and independence.
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.