Patient Resources

Resources for patients and families


When you experience the symptoms of severe aortic stenosis, seeking the help of a medical professional is important.

To educate you about your options to treat severe aortic stenosis, here are some resources that you may find helpful.

Considering a TAVR procedure

Severe aortic stenosis and the valve replacement procedure:
A guide for patients and their families

An estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from aortic stenosis.1 Learn more about treatment options, Protected TAVR™ with SENTINEL, and questions to ask your doctor.

Severe aortic stenosis and your treatment options

This video explains what severe aortic stenosis is, what the causes and symptoms are, along with the treatment options.

Frequently asked questions

The questions you may be asking when considering a valve replacement procedure.

Understanding risks

Although TAVR is a minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery,there are risks associated with all medical procedures.

Medical Glossary of Terms

Explore our glossary of medical terminology, designed to help you understand complex terms that you may hear from your heart team.

Why is Protected TAVR important?

The SENTINEL CPS is designed to capture embolic debris and help protect you from the risk of stroke during the TAVR procedure. Watch this animation to learn about cerebral embolic protection and SENTINEL CPS for Protected TAVR.

Why consider cerebral embolic protection?

To these cardiologists, the question isn’t “Why you would want Protected TAVR — it’s why wouldn’t you?” Hear the experts’ opinions on why cerebral embolic protection is important for you.

Find a SENTINEL CPS center near you

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

Hope in the heart of Texas

Dr. Jim McCutchon, a retired urologist from Corpus Christi, Texas, learned he needed to have a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure. After researching benefits and risks with a TAVR procedure he elected to have Protected TAVR with the SENTINEL CPS System. Hear Jim's story.

Like a dream come true

Peter Poulos was relieved to know he wouldn’t need open heart surgery to replace his diseased aortic valve. But he worried about the chance of a stroke during TAVR. When he learned that SENTINEL CPS could greatly minimize the risk, it was like a dream come true. Now he’s back to his old routine — and all of Atlanta benefits from this big-hearted man’s love for life. Hear Peter’s story.

Life after your TAVR procedure

Tips for successful recovery

From following your doctor’s orders to showing up for follow-up appointments, you have a role to play in the success of your TAVR procedure

Patient stories

Hear straight from patients, their heartfelt stories and how having a TAVR procedure changed their lives for the better.

TAVR procedure

TAVR is a less-invasive procedure that replaces the aortic valve without opening your chest to reach the heart. Patients who undergo a TAVR procedure typically have an easier time recovering and experience less discomfort.

What to expect

Understanding risks

A valve replacement is a major heart procedure. There are risks with all medical procedures. Speak with your heart team to understand the risks and benefits for you.

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