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@rois4richo

Hello Davej, I was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis in the fall of 2018 and had a TAVR on December 26, 2018. It was a very comfortable procedure. I did not have an incision in the sternum. The doctors approached my aorta through the groin on both sides. As the Dr. said, "It's a two-man operation." I was mildly sedated throughout the procedure then overnight in St. Mary's in Rochester, going home the next morning around 10 a.m. I have felt so much better. I had an echocardiogram just this past June 16 and the TAVR is working perfectly. Be sure to discuss the groin approach instead of open heart. All the best!

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Can I ask how old you are because I'm 59 doctors are reluctant because I'm so young and there feeling the will have to open my heart up to replace the TAVR when it goes back thanks dave

Hi this is davej and I'm wondering why any surgeon would perform open heart surgery with the TAVR invention. If the TAVR valve lasts 10 to 15 years modern medicine advances could come with new invention that would stop all heart problems in the future thanks for any and all replies