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What is TAVI?

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is a minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery for the treatment of thickened aortic valve disease (aortic stenosis).

This photograph shows what one of the  TAVI valves we use looks like.

TAVI 5 Grey Valve

More information about  TAVI can be found in our patient information leaflet which you can download here.

This video shows a TAVI being  performed at the Bristol Heart Institute.


The British Heart Foundation has also produced this video explaining the procedure.