See how transcatheter aortic valve replacement is done.

The aortic valve opens to let blood flow out of the left pumping chamber of the heart to the rest of your body.

Aortic stenosis means that the valve becomes stiff and doesn't work properly.

During some procedures, doctors guide a catheter through the femoral artery up to the aortic valve. During some procedures, they access the valve through a very small incision in the chest wall and then through the apex of the heart. Once the guide catheter was in place, the heart team deployed the new valve within the old one, restoring blood flow.

Sept. 06, 2023