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Jaipur docs replace 2 heart valves, save Canadian patient

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Dr. Ravinder Singh Rao

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A 55-year-old Canadian patient underwent two successful heart valve replacements without open heart surgery. A team of doctors at Eternal Hospital in Jaipur successfully performed the replacement surgery.

The patient was admitted to the hospital with heart failure. Due to calcification in aorta and chest wall, he was deemed high risk for open heart surgery by more than three surgeons from across India.

According to the hospital, the procedure of the treatment was the replacement of the aortic valve using Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). A new valve was placed inside the old valve. The new valve started functioning immediately and had no complications.

Dr. Ravinder Singh Rao, Director - TAVI said, “The aortic valve was replaced using TAVI, and a new valve was placed inside the old valve. The new valve started functioning immediately and had no complications. Substituting the mitral valve in calcified stenosis was one of the biggest challenges.”

“The new valve was placed by going from the femoral vein under fluoroscopic and echo visualisation. The valve was then deployed under rapid pacing following which both the valves began to function. Both the valves started functioning immediately and had no complication,” Dr. Rao explained.


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