Wait Time

ER Wait Times

When is CCHC Urgent Care busiest? Based on 6 months average of patients treated.

Urgent Care Wait Times

Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Video of the TAVR Procedure

TAVR Procedure

Watch a animated video of the TAVR procedure explained by CCHC's interventionalists. (2:05 min)

For patients deemed at intermediate, high or extreme risk for complications with open heart surgery, TAVR – transcatheter aortic valve replacement – is an option. This less-invasive procedure replaces the aortic valve without the need for traditional open heart surgery.

TAVR avoids the trauma of surgically opening the chest, dividing the breastbone and replacing the damaged aortic valve with a mechanical or biological one.

Interventionalists enter non-invasively through a small needle hole, usually at the upper leg. They place a sheath, which is a small hollow tube the diameter of a pencil, in the femoral artery.

Guided by X-ray and ultrasound technology, the doctors then insert a catheter tube with a balloon on its end across the diseased valve. They briefly inflate the balloon to make room for the new valve to be inserted and expanded inside the old one.

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