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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

02 November 2009

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is a new procedure that has been introduced at London Bridge Hospital which can be used as an alternative to standard surgical aortic valve replacement. The procedure is performed on the beating heart without the need for a sternotomy (an incision in the centre of the chest) or cardiopulmonary bypass (takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery)