Comprehensive Heart Care
Cardiologists diagnose and treat heart and vascular conditions using medications and interventional procedures including cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasties, Rotoblation, atherectomies, bare metal and drug eluting stents.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure for high-risk patients who have aortic stenosis and are not candidates for traditional aortic valve surgery.
Aortic stenosis is a common heart condition caused by the narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve due to a buildup of calcium deposits. When the valve narrows, it does not open or close properly, which makes the heart work harder to pump blood through the body. Over time, this can cause the heart to weaken and function poorly, which can lead to heart failure.
During the TAVR procedure, the surgeon inserts a new valve within the old damaged valve. It's usually inserted through the femoral artery in the leg and guided through the arteries into the heart. Once in place, the device is expanded to take over the original valve’s function, allowing blood to flow efficiently out of the heart.
Our cardiologists treat patients at Texoma Medical Center's Texoma Heart Institute, the region's most established and comprehensive heart program.