The path to superior* outcomes for your low-risk symptomatic severe AS patients starts with timely intervention... and your guidance

Symptomatic severe aortic stenosis is progressive and can quickly become life-threatening. Even when your patients are saying they are not experiencing symptoms, they trust you to identify the possible signs of symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and to know when to act.1

You know what's at stake and that timely intervention matters for your severe AS patients. See what to look for, in a 60 second video.

Learn the importance of lifetime management

You have the power to give your low-risk patients a chance at superior* outcomes by guiding them to a Heart Team for a TAVR evaluation

Click each member of the Heart Team for details on the role and perspective of each specialist in evaluating patients and performing TAVR procedures.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

With the partnership of the interventional cardiologist, the cardiothoracic surgeon will determine which patients may be considered candidates for TAVR. For certain TAVR procedures, the surgeon will take the lead on the TAVR procedure.

Valve Clinic Coordinator

The Valve Clinic Coordinator (VCC) facilitates each step in the TAVR process and supports patients during this challenging time. The coordinator serves as the primary point of contact to help patients and caregivers navigate the care process from the time of referral through follow-up care, and ensures streamlined communication among a specialized Heart Team, the patient and the referring physician(s).

Anesthesiologist

The anesthesiologist will work to provide sedation during the procedure as well as provide post‑procedure care.

Referring Cardiologist

The Cardiologist will most likely be the first specialist you are referred to after a visit with the primary care physician. The cardiologist will confirm the diagnosis of severe aortic stenosis (SAS). If aortic valve replacement is required, you may be referred to a specialized Heart Team.

Imaging Specialist

Imaging specialist conducts procedures that aim to provide the most accurate view of heart valves from diagnosis to post-procedure.

Interventional Cardiologist

Interventional cardiologist specializes in catheter-based heart procedures and will work with the cardiothoracic surgeon to determine the right candidates for TAVR.

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New AHA/ACC Guideline recommends TAVR for a large number of patients based on expanded indications

A proven and less invasive option isn’t just for the highest-risk patients anymore.2 Edwards SAPIEN 3 TAVR— the only treatment proven superior* to surgery is now open for low-risk patients.

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Find a TAVR Hospital near you

Use our Find a TAVR Hospital tool to locate a Heart Team near you. The tool presents the team members and a single point of contact to help coordinate your collaboration and answer any questions you may have.

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Recommended resources

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Pathway to TAVR Brochure View now
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* The PARTNER 3 Trial, SAPIEN 3 TAVR proven superior to surgery on the primary endpoint all-cause death, all stroke, and rehospitalization and multiple pre-specified secondary endpoints. Rehospitalization is defined as valve-related, procedure-related and including heart failure.

References:   1. 2020 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease. / ACC 2020;63(22);e57-185_ 2. Mack MJ, Leon MB, Thourani VH. Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Balloon-Expandable Valve in Low-Risk Patients. N Engl J Med. 2019;380(18):1695-1705.