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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation


Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a minimally invasive procedure that has been developed to treat aortic valve stenosis (narrowing). The procedure involves the replacement of the damaged aortic valve with a new one through a catheter, without having to remove the old valve. TAVI is a highly effective treatment option for patients who are not considered suitable for open-heart surgery.

Effectiveness of TAVI over Traditional Surgery

Shorter recovery time: TAVI is a minimally invasive procedure that typically requires only a small incision in the groin or chest. As a result, patients can often leave the hospital within a few days and return to their normal activities within a few weeks, compared to several months of recovery time with open-heart surgery.

  • Reduced pain: TAVI is less invasive than traditional open-heart surgery, which means that patients may experience less pain and discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • Lower risk of complications: Since TAVI is a less invasive procedure, there is a lower risk of complications such as bleeding, infection, or damage to the blood vessels or heart.
  • Suitable for high-risk patients: TAVI is an excellent treatment option for patients who are not considered suitable candidates for open-heart surgery, such as elderly patients or those with multiple health problems.
  • No need for general anesthesia: Unlike open-heart surgery, TAVI can often be performed using local anesthesia, which means that patients do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Less scarring: Since TAVI is a minimally invasive procedure, there is less scarring and a lower risk of wound infections compared to open-heart surgery.

Dr. Gulshan Rohra is a renowned specialist in interventional cardiology, with a particular focus on minimally invasive procedures such as TAVI. With years of experience and a commitment to providing the best possible care to his patients, Dr. Rohra is a trusted provider of TAVI treatment. Dr. Rohra can provide expert guidance and care to help you achieve the best possible outcome.