Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Your heart has four valves that pump blood throughout your body.  When a valve, chamber or the wall of the heart is damaged, it is called structure heart disease.  Symptoms may include chest pains, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, or fatigue.  Some adults are born with a heart defect that worsens with lupus or rheumatic fever.  Our structural heart cardiologists monitor risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and blood pressure to help prevent heart valve damage.  Hearth and valve problems can cause heart attack or progressive heart failure.  Instead of open heart surgery to repair the damage, our structural heart cardiologists can place a new aortic valve into the heart via a catheter by utilizing a Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure.  Benefits of transcatheter aortic valve replacement. (TAVR): may help shorten your recovery time; may help lower your risk of infection; and, minimalize invasive treatment.

Waco Cardiology Associates TAVR Cardiologists
The only TAVR Benchmark Program in Texas
ACC Accredited: Transcatheter Valve v1 Certification


  • Mortality Rate (unadjusted): 0% Top Decile
  • Significant Procedure-Related Cardiac Event: 0% Top Decile
  • Acute Kidney Injury: 0% Top Decile
  • Disabling Bleeding: 0% Top Decile
  • Device Complications: 0% Top Decile
  • Median Fluoro Time (minutes): 8.2 Top Decile
*most recent 12 months reported as of 12/08/2020

Charles A. Shoultz, III, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Rodney A. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.C.
William R. Pitts, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Donald S. (Buck) Cross, M.D., F.A.C.C. • Andrew K. Day, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Sherwin F. Attai, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Shawn J. Skeen, M.D. F.A.C.C.   •   Harvey R. Chen, M.D. F.A.C.C.
Adam M. Falcone, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Brian C. Barnett, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Timothy N. Ball, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Clay M. Barbin, M.D.

Diplomates, American Board of Internal Medicine,
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology