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TAVR  (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) 

This revolutionary new procedure uses a catheter through an incision in the leg -- instead of open heart surgery -- to replace the aortic valve. Typical hospital recovery after TAVR is one to three days, much less than open heart surgery. It presents a new option for people who are not candidates for open heart surgery. TAVR has been the most anticipated cardiovascular procedure in the U.S. and it is available at the Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital.

For more information, email TAVR@prairieheart.com or call (217) 788-0706.

 

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TAVR and Prairie Heart Institute were featured
in an article in the April 2012 issue of Cath Lab Digest
 

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Watch Dr. Gregory Mishkel's
NewsChannel 20 interview on YouTube 
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 To learn more about TAVR, watch the video below.