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As many as 1.5 million Americans suffer from aortic stenosis (AS), which is a narrowing of the aortic valve.
If left untreated, AS will lead to heart failure. Without an aortic valve replacement, 50% of AS patients will not survive more than two years after the onset of symptoms.
At Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento, we have one of the most experienced cardiovascular surgery teams in the nation. Patients undergoing surgical valve replacement can feel confident knowing that our team performs more cardiovascular procedures than any other hospital in California.
SAVR is the primary surgical treatment for aortic valve stenosis. During this procedure, our specially trained surgeons remove the narrowed aortic valve and replace it with a mechanical valve or a tissue valve:
Learn more about heart valve surgery.
The Advanced Heart Disease Clinic is among the select providers in the nation to offer qualified AS patients a less invasive valve replacement procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). At this time, only patients who do not have a surgical option are candidates for this procedure.
Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento created the Advanced Heart Disease Clinic in Sacramento in order to diagnose and treat heart valve disease more effectively. Our specially trained team of doctors, surgeons and nurse practitioners working collaboratively, to provide you with the best treatment options for valve disease.
You can reach the Advanced Heart Disease Clinic at 916-453-4768 or 877-999-TAVR (8287).