IN THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Man fids solace after a challenging heart surgery using a TAVR technique



THE PROCEDURE

TAVR technique does not require any kind of anaesthesia or any special preparation. Pre-procedure CT scans delineating exact Aortic Outfiow Anatomy was done to ensure proper sizing of the suitable valve. During the procedure the patient was awake and a small arterial puncture was made in the right leg artery through which the whole valve assembly was passed up to the Aortic Valve in the Heart. Then, very carefully the valve was placed in the Aortic Outfiow under Fluoroscopic guidance. The valve was seated carefully and checked under Fluoroscopy. The whole procedure took 30 minutes and the patient was shifted to recovery for one-day observation.

THE RESULT
The best part of this technique is that immediately after the procedure (which hardly takes 30 minutes),the patient is kept under observation for 24 hours in recovery and can be discharged the very next day. In this case, the patient had a very smooth recovery and was discharged from the hospital on the 3rd day in satisfactory condition.