Studying the Use of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Patients with Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis.

What we are studying

Today the standard of care for treating aortic valve stenosis is open-heart surgery to replace the valve. This procedure has significant risks for patients who are older, have other heart disease, or have general health problems. Because of your condition, your physician feels that you are at high or extremely high risk of experiencing serious complications such as stroke or death during open-heart surgery and therefore a less invasive procedure known as a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may be more appropriate for you.

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • NYHA Function Class ≥ II
  • Extreme Operative Risk
  • Or High Operative Risk.

What is involved

  • Extensive Eligibility Testing
  • 7 Follow-up Clinic Visits
  • 8 TEEs
  • 8 ECGs
  • Surgical Procedure



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Amanda Morgan
Principal Investigator
Dr. David Zhao

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.