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.
Read the guide using the lefthand menu or by downloading the file below.
TAVI: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant Guide (pdf)
TAVI: Daily weight tracker
Download TAVI: Daily weight tracker
TAVI: Daily weight tracker (PDF)
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.