How is TAVR or TAVI different from the standard valve replacement?

The Medtronic Mosaic® bioprosthetic heart valve (bioprosthesis), carefully crafted from porcine tissue and preserved with innovative techniques, is an artificial heart valve.

Mechanical Or Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Replacements?

Types of Replacement Heart Valves

Heart valve replacement with the Hancock bioprosthesis…

Between October 1990 and June 1992, 89 patients underwent aortic valve replacement using the Intact porcine bioprosthesis. Their mean age (± SD) was 74.6 ± 7.8 years (range 48 to 92). Seventy-five percent were in NYHA Class III-IV, 79 (89%) had AS or AS/AI, 10 (11%) had had previous cardiac surgery and 25 (32%) had an EF

After heart valve replacement: answers to your questions.

A cardiothoracic surgeon may implant an artificial heart valve to replace a diseased or damaged natural heart valve, usually the aortic valve. Opening and closing more than 100,000 times a day, the heart’s four valves facilitate and control the flow of blood from the main pumping chamber of the heart into the circulatory system, which takes it to the rest of the body.

What happens after heart valve replacement surgery? Answers to common questions.

Aortic Valve Replacement Using a Perceval Sutureless ..

Medtronic, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., is the world’s leading medical technology company, providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease. Its Cardiac Surgery business offers the broadest selection of heart valve products in the industry – including both mechanical and tissue valves, plus annuloplasty rings for surgical repair of the heart valve. Its Internet address is .

Tissue vs. Mechanical Heart Valve | Heart Valve Choice

Somewhat similar to a stent placed in an artery, the TAVR approach delivers a fully collapsible replacement valve to the valve site through a catheter.

Heart valve replacement with tissue valves can restore ..

Medtronic tissue heart valves for both the aortic and mitral positions have undergone 30 years of development, and three distinct generations of bioprostheses have emerged. The third generation Mosaic bioprosthesis is the result of Medtronic’s commitment to advancing tissue technologies.

Aortic valve replacement with stentless porcine bioprostheses

You have options when choosing a heart valve. Survivor Robert Epps shares the factors that influenced his own heart valve choice:

Hancock II Bioprosthesis for Aortic Valve Replacement: …

Tissue valves are created from animal donors’ valves or other animal tissue that's strong and flexible. Tissue valves can last 10-20 years, and usually don't require the long-term use of medication. For a young person with a tissue valve replacement, the need for additional surgery or another valve replacement later in life is highly likely.

4 decades for heart valve replacement, ..

Usually valve replacement requires an open heart procedure with a “sternotomy.”, in which the chest is surgically separated (open) for the procedure. The TAVR or TAVI procedures can be done through very small openings that leave all the chest bones in place.