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If you’ve been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, you’re not alone

Affecting about 7% of all people over the age of 65, aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease in the world.1 If your physician has recommended a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, you have a severe form of aortic stenosis. We’ll help you learn more about your condition, the procedure, and what to expect as you move forward with treatment.

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What is severe aortic stenosis?

Severe aortic stenosis occurs when the heart's aortic valve opening narrows, restricting the flow of blood flow to the rest of your body. This narrowing results when the valve leaflets become stiff, reducing their flexibility and ability to open and close properly.

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TAVR is a less invasive procedure that replaces the aortic valve without opening your chest to reach the heart. Patients who undergo TAVR typically experience a faster recovery time and less discomfort.

What to expect

Patient testimonial

Until recently, Allen Brady thought the time he served in Vietnam was the fight of his life. Then he was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis. No longer able to do all the things he loved, Allen opted for the TAVR procedure. And that changed everything. “It’s like a new lease on life all of a sudden. It’s like 20 years ago.” Watch Allen’s inspiring story.

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Patient guide to severe aortic stenosis

An estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from aortic stenosis. 500,000 of these people have a severe condition.2 Learn more about your treatment options.

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Find frequently asked questions, helpful checklists, informational brochures, patient testimonials, and other resources to help you navigate your diagnosis and next steps.

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TAVR therapy brochure

If your heart team has recommended TAVR to replace your diseased valve, this guide will help you understand more about the procedure and the benefits of the LOTUS Edge™ Aortic Valve System.

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1. Bach D, Radeva J, Birnbaum H, et al. Prevalence, Referral Patterns, Testing, and Surgery in Aortic Valve Disease: Leaving Women and Elderly Patients Behind. J Heart Valve Disease. 2007:362-9.