Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

For more info: 210-450-4888

Physician referrals: 210-232-0362

At the Heart Valve Clinic, patients are able to see any doctor on our Certified TAVR Team.

From initial consultations, to diagnostic testing and follow-up appointments, this one-stop shop for cardiovascular care makes it easier for every patient to get the right treatment at the right time at the right location.

Inside South Texas’ first Cardiovascular Suite at University Hospital, a multi-disciplinary Certified Heart Team of UT Health San Antonio cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists offers treatment of critical aortic stenosis through TAVR. This innovative approach using a collapsible aortic heart valve can be used on qualifying inoperable adult patients.

Benefits of TAVR include improved cardiac outcomes and quality of life for patients that previously had no options.

Patient Criteria for TAVR

Catheter deploying a balloon-expendable heart valve into an artery and a TAVR valve in placeAdults with severe symptomatic native aortic valve stenosis:

  • which is inoperable for open aortic valve replacement
  • with existing co-morbidities that do not preclude the expected benefit from correction of the aortic stenosis

Valve Therapies

  • Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transfemoral Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic, Pulmonic and Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Prosthetic Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Congenital Heart Therapies

    • Patent Ductus
    • Atrial Septal Defect/Patent Foramen

      Ovale Closure/PDA

Cardiac Imaging Studies

  • 2D/Live 3D Echo
  • Transesophageal Echo
  • Stress Echo
  • Cardiac CT
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • PET Cardiac Imaging
  • Carotid Imaging

Cardiac Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Valve Repair
  • Conventional Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Valve
  • Complex Aortic Root and Arch Replacement
  • Complex Mitral Valve Repair