Frequently Asked Questions - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

More information to better understand the TAVR procedure.

 

Will I feel the replacement valve?

Once the device is in place and the access site is healed, you will not feel the device. If you feel anything abnormal, please contact your heart team.


Will the replacement valve cause problems with metal detectors or interfere with future X-ray procedures?

No, the device will not set off a metal detector. The device is visible on X-ray but will not hamper the ability to perform future medical imaging procedures.

However, you should notify your doctor that you have an artificial valve, especially before you have X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans.


How often should I see my doctor?

Your heart team will tell you how often you need to be seen and explain any special symptoms you should look for.


Is the LOTUS Edge™ device sterile?

Yes, the artificial valve is not a live tissue implant. The valve has been processed and sterilized prior to being placed into the body.


Will the LOTUS Edge device rust?

No, the device is made from a special medical-grade alloy that will not rust.


Can the LOTUS Edge valve crush, bend or move out of place?

Deformation or migration is possible but rare.

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