By Health In Five Writer
A TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) procedure was successfully performed on a 95-yr old male at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. He is among one of the oldest patients in the country to have undergone this treatment. TAVR is a safer and minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery for treatment of heart valve narrowing (aortic stenosis). Dr. Maulik Parekh, Head of Structural Heart Interventions, Department of Cardiology along with his team performed the procedure which was quite complex due to highly calcified and tortuous abdominal aorta and severely calcified aortic valve.
“It takes a lot of planning to perform this surgery and conducting nine such procedures within 30 days was a milestone because most were complicated cases. In particularly AA (name changed) who had beaten Covid – 19 the procedure was quite complex due to his age, highly calcified and tortuous abdominal aorta and severely calcified aortic valve,” informed Dr. Maulik Parekh.
The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) now provides a comprehensive treatment option to those patient suffering from heart valve stenosis and more patients are opting for this procedure due to the non-invasive nature, minimal hospital stay and quick recovery. With combination of best infrastructure, state of the art technology and clinical capabilities we are able to provide good clinical outcomes to all our patients said Dr Tarang Gianchandani, CEO, Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital.
The TAVR team at Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital has performed a total of Nine TAVRs (Advanced non-surgical valve replacements) in the month of January this year, amidst the peak of Omicron Pandemic which is a high number for any hospital in the country during this peak Covid-19 pandemic.