Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures in Fort Worth
Advanced technology and dedicated physicians enable Medical City Fort Worth to offer many of the leading minimally invasive cardiac procedures available today.
- Medical City Fort Worth’s Cardio team was the first in Tarrant County to replace an aortic valve without open heart surgery, using the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure.
TAVR heart valve replacement offers new option for aortic stenosis patients
TAVR, or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, is the latest FDA-approved treatment for people diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis who are considered either high-risk or too sick for valve replacement through open heart surgery. Aortic stenosis occurs when the heart’s valve narrows, dangerously restricting blood flow to the rest of the body. The minimally invasive TAVR procedure enables a new heart valve to be inserted into the patient’s aorta via a catheter. The old, damaged valve is replaced without open-heart surgery.