How do I choose my valve center if I want to be considered for TAVR?
It is important to choose a heart center that has experience with structural heart disease. All physicians on the valve team at Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Center have undergone extensive training specific to TAVR. Physician and staff training is on-going as new technologies are developed.
Who is the Valve Team?
Your valve team consists of Interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, advanced practice providers, a Valve RN Coordinator, image specialists, nurses and techs, your dentist, and appointment schedulers. Your cardiologist and surgeon will determine which valve is the best one for you based on your valve anatomy and health history.
Dr. Randy Stark, Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Jeff Chambers, Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Todd Drexel, Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Jong Kim, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr. Jonathon Boksberger, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr. Brian Tell, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr. Emily Smeltzer, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr. Chad Olinger, Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist
Dr. Sajad Mir, Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist
Dr. Amin Rahmatullah, Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist
For any questions regarding TAVR, please contact:
Peg Demmer, RN, BSN 763-236-7003 or firstname.lastname@example.org