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Methodist Among Area Hospitals Offering Carotid Route for TAVR Valve Replacement Procedure

Published: Oct. 16, 2023

For patients with aortic stenosis, a tightening or narrowing of the aortic valve, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) offers a less invasive alternative to open-heart surgery. The procedure typically involves threading a replacement valve through a femoral artery in the groin up to the heart. But not all patients' femoral arteries are large enough for this option.

Now, Methodist and other area hospitals can safely perform TAVR procedures by entering through one of the two carotid arteries in neck.

Omaha World-Herald: If leg arteries won't work, Nebraska doctors now can replace aortic valve through carotid