At 82 years old, Frankenmuth resident Lois Metzger is happy, healthy and full of energy. She’s also living proof of the life-changing benefits of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
The procedure became available only five years ago, giving aortic stenosis patients a chance for a much-improved quality of life. Prior to TAVR, these patients had few options. Metzger was one of the first TAVR patients at the U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center; today, more than 700 others have undergone the procedure.
“The procedure was a turning point to living a life I enjoy,” Metzger said at her five-year follow-up appointment.