Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Update: Two Years Later
Holy Cross Hospital was the first facility in South Florida to offer Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for high risk patients and for those who suffer from severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. The TAVR program, along with the Valve and Structural Heart Disease Clinic launched in 2012. Two years later, Holy Cross' TAVR team has the most experience in South Florida in performing this minimally invasive procedure and has seen success rates higher than the national average. Originally, the procedure was done via a transfemoral approach (through the leg), and now there are four different approaches by which this procedure is performed, ensuring an available anatomical pathway for each patient.
Watch a video overview about this revolutionary procedure:
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement at Holy Cross Hospital - An Overview.
Learn more about this procedure and Holy Cross' TAVR team at HolyCrossHeart.com.
Holy Cross Hospital TAVR Team
Alexander Llanos, MD, Interventional Structural Heart Disease Cardiologist
Alan Niederman, MD, Interventional Cardiologist
Alexander Justicz, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Joshua Purow, MD, Interventional Cardiologist
Imad Tabry, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Irving David, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Vicente Font, MD, Echo Cardiologist
Elizabeth Graf, MSN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, Valve and Structural Heart Disease Clinic Coordinator