Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve
Also known as:
SAPIEN Heart Valve, Transcatheter Aortic heart valve
The Edwards SAPIEN valve is a collapsible aortic heart valve that can be introduced into the body via a catheter-based delivery system. The valve is designed to replace a patient’s diseased "native" aortic valve without traditional open-heart surgery and while the heart continues to beat. The valve can be implanted in patients using the transfemoral technique (delivered via the femoral artery) or transapical technique (delivered via a small incision between the ribs). See an illustrated description of the Edwards SAPIEN valve procedure.
Providence Valve Center remains at the forefront of treating advanced heart disease and is the highest-volume site in Oregon to offer the revolutionary SAPIEN aortic valve replacement procedure.