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Benefits of TAVR with Conscious Sedation

The majority of TAVR patients at Piedmont undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement under “conscious sedation” rather than general anesthesia, leading to better outcomes. “We’ve seen a transformation of how people do,” says Dr. Vivek Rajagopal. “Our patients are up on their feet within a few hours, and most people are going home the next day.” Hear how this approach helped an 85-year-old patient – an avid swimmer who competed in the Georgia Golden Olympics – return to his active lifestyle.