CARE Hospitals Performs Its First TAVI
The Cardiology team of CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad successfully performed its first TAVI – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation recently. TAVI offers hope for patients considered high risk for open heart surgery, such as the elderly. Until now, such patients didn’t have any alternative treatment option. TAVI involves implanting a life-saving artificial aortic valve in patients suffering from Aortic Stenosis using a minimally invasive approach, without the associated risks of open heart surgery.
The patient was an 82-year-old cancer survivor with severe aortic stenosis. She had multiple health issues and was confined to the bed. She needed open heart surgery, which would have been too high risk for her. The CARE Cardiac team deemed her fit for TAVI. The procedure, a first for the CARE Group, was performed on 22nd September and the patient is doing well.
Addressing a press conference, CARE Cardiologists said this remarkable innovation has been available in the global market for the past 10 years and more than 10,000 TAVIs are performed annually in developed countries like USA, Germany, etc.
The Primary Consultant in this case was Dr B Soma Raju, CMD. The team comprised:
Interventional Cardiologists: Dr Anoop Agrawal, Dr Anuj Kapadiya, Dr Rajeev Menon, Dr P Raghav Raju, Dr Praneeth Polamuri; Cardiothoracic Surgery: Dr G Rama Subramanyam and his team; Cardiac Anesthesia: Dr TVS Gopal and his team; Cardiac Electrophysiology: Dr C Narasimhan and his team; Cardiac Imaging: Dr Johann Christopher, Dr Chandramukhi, Dr K Raghu and their team; Catheterization Lab: Mr Anwar and other technicians; as well as Ms Kanthamma and her nursing team.