TAVR Procedure

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat aortic valve stenosis, a condition where the heart's aortic valve becomes narrowed, restricting blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. During TAVR, a new valve is implanted within the diseased valve using a catheter, avoiding the need for open-heart surgery.

Our Expertise

Dr. Abdelkader Almanfi is a distinguished authority in TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) procedures. As a renowned national TAVR proctor, he imparts his expertise by instructing physicians both domestically and internationally on the intricacies of the TAVR procedure.

Benefits of TAVR Procedure

Enhanced Valve Function

TAVR improves valve function by replacing the diseased aortic valve with a new valve, allowing for improved blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. This helps alleviate symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue, resulting in improved quality of life for patients.

Minimally Invasive Approach

TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that involves smaller incisions compared to traditional open-heart surgery. This results in shorter recovery times, reduced pain, and fewer complications, allowing patients to return to their normal activities sooner.

Avoidance of Open-heart Surgery

TAVR offers an alternative to open-heart surgery for patients who are considered high risk or ineligible for surgery due to underlying health conditions. This allows patients to receive effective treatment for aortic valve stenosis with lower risks and faster recovery times.

The TAVR Procedure

Here's what you can expect during a TVAR procedure:


The patient undergoes preoperative tests and discussions with the medical team to prepare for the TAVR procedure. Anesthesia options, such as general anesthesia or conscious sedation, are chosen based on the patient's health and preferences.


A small incision is made in the groin area to access the femoral artery or vein. Alternatively, access may be obtained through a small incision in the chest.

Guidewire Insertion

A thin guidewire is inserted through the femoral artery or vein and guided to the heart under fluoroscopic guidance. This wire serves as a pathway for the catheter and replacement valve.


The position and function of the replacement valve are assessed using echocardiography (ultrasound imaging) to ensure proper placement and function.


Once the replacement valve is securely in place, the catheter is removed, and the incision site is closed.


Patients are typically monitored in a recovery area for a short period before being discharged home. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor the effectiveness of the TAVR procedure and the patient's overall heart health.