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
A new lease on life
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.”
Cerebral embolic protection and Protected TAVRTM
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.
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.
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.
What to expect
Life after your TAVR procedure
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