TAVR Procedure: As you might have read/noticed cardiac interventions have moved aggressively beyond the realm of coronary angioplasty. The entire spectrum of valvular heart diseases has come into the scope of an interventional cardiologist. Whether aortic stenosis or mitral regurgitation or pulmonary regurgitation, they are all eminently treatable by percutaneous techniques. It is true that these therapies are expensive as on today, but the expenditure is coming down at a rapid pace. Especially the treatment of aortic stenosis by catheter called TAVR has been standardized very much and several thousands of cases have been done all over the world. The follow-up of these patients has also been excellent with a few cases of delayed complications. The cases of mitral regurgitation can be treated in a large percentage of cases by applying one or two clips on the mitral valve after puncturing the interatrial septum from the right atrium. This procedure is called “MITRA CLIP”. TAVR procedure for aortic stenosis or mitral clip therapy for mitral regurgitation are advisable for patients, especially for those who are high risk for open-heart surgery. These therapies are possible at Virinchi Hospital, Hyderabad, an advanced tertiary care hospital where any intervention is possible given the world-class infrastructure and critical care support. Please feel free to contact me for any queries.
BASILICA Procedure Prevents Coronary Obstruction From TAVR
NIH-developed technique helps allow transcatheter valve replacements to be used in more more high-risk valve-in-valve patients