Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) | Q&A


John Conte, professor of surgery, and Jon Resar, associate professor of medicine, discuss the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure—one of the treatment options for aortic stenosis. They also share insights on eligibility, risks, recovery and benefits of TAVR.

Questions answered:
1. What is aortic stenosis? (00:28)
2. What are the treatment options for aortic stenosis? (01:11)
3. What is TAVR? (02:40)
4. What physicians are involved in the TAVR procedure? (03:19)
5. What are the benefits of TAVR? (03:53)
6. Who is eligible for this procedure? (04:59)
7. How is a patient evaluated for this procedure? (05:52)
8. Describe recovery. (06:50)
9. What are the risks of this procedure? (07:37)
10. What can a patient expect after this procedure? (09:05)
11. Why choose Johns Hopkins for this procedure? (10:32)



John Conte

John Conte, MD

Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support

Jon Resar

Jon Resar, MD

Director Interventional Cardiology