Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Program

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St. Mary’s General Hospital is expanding our cardiac services to meet the growing needs of Waterloo Region. St. Mary’s has successfully launched a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) program. This will allow patients to access this critical service closer to home.

Team preparing for the first TAVI procedure during trial run-through.

Who is eligible for the TAVI procedure?  

  • TAVI is a minimally invasive cardiac procedure to replace aortic valves
  • TAVI is intended as an alternative to traditional aortic valve replacement surgery in patients deemed high risk

Referral Process

  1. Print and complete the referral form.
  2. Referred patients will receive a letter from our TAVI Coordinator to set up a consultation appointment.
  3. Patients are seen by a team of physicians at the TAVI clinic to assess operative risk and complete further testing if deemed appropriate for TAVI.
  4. Once accepted, patients will receive a procedure date.

Contact

For more information on the TAVI procedure and referral process, please contact:

Rebecca Gies
Regional Cardiac Care Coordinator, TAVI Program
519-749-6578 ext. 1992
rgies@smgh.ca