For high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis, open heart surgery is a dangerous solution to a painful problem. However, Parkwest offers an alternative for these patients: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). In this procedure, blocked valves are replaced endovascularly using a small wire. Covenant Health was the first healthcare network in Knoxville to have surgeons trained in TAVR.
If you have been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and have been deemed inoperable or too high risk for traditional surgery, you may be a candidate for the TAVR procedure. Please call the Parkwest Valve Center at (865) 373-7942 to make an appointment. A referral from your regular physician or cardiologist is recommended, but not required.
To learn more about TAVR:
- Meet our team – Read about the physicians who led the way in bringing TAVR to East Tennessee and have completed more than 150 TAVR procedures so far.
- See patient testimonials – Find out what life is like after TAVR, and how it’s helped others in our community.
- Parkwest Valve Center – A comprehensive guide to TAVR at Parkwest
- Review our FAQs – More information on aortic stenosis and the heart valve used at Parkwest
In the United States, TAVR continues to be studied as part of the PARTNER (Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves) trial which studied inoperable patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. Compared to standard medical care, the procedure reduced their absolute risk of dying from 50 percent to 30 percent.
call the Parkwest Valve Center at (865) 373-7942.
Parkwest Valve Center
9330 Park West Blvd.
Physician’s Plaza, Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37923