Minimize the risk of stroke during your TAVR procedure

Minimize the risk of stroke during your TAVR procedure

Cerebral embolic debris and the importance of Protected TAVRTM

If you have severe aortic stenosis, your heart team may recommend transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to treat the condition. During the aortic valve replacement procedure, pieces of the calcified heart valve, or other debris, can break loose and travel through the arteries toward the brain. This material is called embolic debris. If left unaddressed, the debris could cause blockages, potentially leading to stroke.

To help protect patients from the risk of a stroke during TAVR, medical centers are beginning to offer Protected TAVR using the SENTINELTM Cerebral Protection System (CPS).


Treat your heart. Protect your brain.

The SENTINEL CPS is designed to capture embolic debris and to help protect you from the risk of stroke. Learn more about Protected TAVR with the SENTINEL cerebral embolic protection.

Debris captured by SENTINEL CPS

Reduce your risk of stroke with Protected TAVR

The SENTINEL Cerebral Protection System (CPS) is the first and only device in the U.S. to offer you protection from the risk of stroke during TAVR. It works by capturing and removing embolic debris dislodged during TAVR before it can reach the brain.

Clinical studies show that patients who undergo TAVR with the SENTINEL CPS have a significant reduction in stroke as compared to patients who undergo TAVR without cerebral embolic protection.

Why consider cerebral embolic protection?

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Where can you get Protected TAVR?

Not every hospital that performs TAVR offers cerebral embolic protection. Find a medical center near you that offers Protected TAVR with SENTINEL Cerebral Protection System.

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Talk with your doctor about cerebral embolic protection

This guide is meant to help you better understand cerebral embolic protection, how the SENTINEL CPS system works to minimize stroke risk, and questions to ask your doctor as you’re considering a TAVR procedure.

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As with any medical device, there are risks associated with use of the SENTINEL Cerebral Protection System. These risks include but are not limited to: infection, blood vessel injury, stroke, death.

Issues specific to the use of the SENTINEL have been reported in a small number of patients and typically went away in 30 days. The use of SENTINEL during yourprocedure is solely at the discretion of your doctor.

1 Source: SENTINEL Clinical Trial