The transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) procedure takes 45 to 60 minutes. Going into the room, having the procedure performed and leaving the room takes two to three hours. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: What Are Your Treatment Options? In the United States, upwards of 200,000 people are diagnosed annually with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).Is TAVR surgery better than open heart surgery?
“Research suggests that TAVR is just as good as — or better than — surgical aortic valve replacement for patients who are considered inoperable, or who are at high or medium risk for open heart surgery,” says Dr. Krishnaswamy.