TAVI cures 69-year-old who was suffering with severe narrowing of Aortic Valve with breathing difficulty
The 69yr old, morbidly obese gentleman was diagnosed in MGM by Dr. Jyotirmaya Dash, Sr Consultant Interventional cardiologist who performed a Non-surgical Aortic Valve replacement (TAVI or TAVR) through a tube inserted in the leg (femoral artery). The case was very challenging because the patient was having severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), with COPD with Chronic Diabetes with lower limb varicose veins that carried a very high risk for surgery (Aortic valve replacement). The anatomy was also very challenging as the height of the coronary artery was low and the aorta was aligned horizontally. Dr. Jyotirmaya Dash performed TAVI successfully on him and the patient is doing well now.
Post-procedure, Dr. Jyotirmaya Dash, Senior Consultant Interventional cardiologist, said “TAVI is a minimally-invasive procedure that implants a new aortic valve to take over the functions of the old and damaged valve without replacing it. TAVI is a boon to medical science today. The patient can undergo this non-surgical procedure with minimal risk, post-procedure the patient requires to stay in hospital only for 3 days and they can resume to their normal routine in 2 weeks”
The Department of Cardiology at MGM Healthcare is the country’s most comprehensive cardiac center, it offers from simple angiogram to heart transplant and LVADs. The Department also offers the most advanced and specialised methods of minimally-invasive treatment. The hospital offers comprehensive cardiac services (invasive and non-invasive), including interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and electrophysiology, by adopting a holistic approach and customised patient care where expert cardiologists focus on the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cardiovascular diseases.