TAVI: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant Patient Guide

You have been diagnosed with a condition called aortic stenosis—narrowing of the aortic valve. Your doctors have recommended a valve replacement using transcatheter aortic valve implant (TAVI) to treat your aortic stenosis. The purpose of this guide is to help you and your family prepare for your stay at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and for your recovery at home.

This guide provides an overview of the TAVI procedure and of the preparation and recovery process.  

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TAVI: Daily weight tracker

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More Information

See our TAVI page for more information on this procedure.

Visit Living Well with Heart Disease and the Prevention & Wellness Centre for information on improving your heart health.

HeartWise Webinar: TAVI Preparation and Discharge Planning

In this HeartWise webinar for patients, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant (TAVI) Nurse Specialist Alain-Philippe Abols and a multidisciplinary cast of specialists from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute present essential information to prepare for a procedure and plan for discharge.

Index of topics covered in this video:

  1. Introduction: 0:00
  2. Nutrition: 6:57
  3. Physiotherapy before and after your TAVI: 13:42
  4. Managing stress and day to day considerations post TAVI: 22:56
  5. TAVI discharge and planning: 31:25
  6. Glucose: Why is it so important: 41:45