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Innovation in

Transcatheter Aortic Valve

Implantation – TAVI

London Bridge Hospital was the first hospital

in the UK private sector to offer Transcatheter

Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) – an innovative

alternative to standard surgical valve replacement

for those suffering from degenerative aortic

stenosis. Whilst this condition would normally

require open-heart surgery or bypass, the TAVI

procedure allows replacement of the valve

without the need for such invasive surgery –

giving new hope to patients considered too

high risk for open-heart surgery.

2009