Kauvery Main Hospital saves a man aged 78 with Emergency Trans catheter Aortic Valve Replacement

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure to treat severe aortic valve stenosis
  • TAVR is effective and safe for patients who are considered high-risk for open-heart surgery.
  • Recovery is quick, and hospital stay shorter.

Chennai, 14th June 2023: Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet performed an emergency transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, saving the life of a 78-year-old man.

The patient had initially sought consultation for exertional breathlessness and was diagnosed to have severe calcified aortic valve stenosis.

However, the patient became unwell before his scheduled TAVR and was rushed to hospital. He had collapsed and was unresponsive on arrival at ER who quickly initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Upon successful resuscitation, the cardiac team decided to perform an emergency TAVR procedure. Within two hours the patient underwent a successful procedure Post-procedure, he was closely monitored and then mobilized over two days; The TAVR was functioning well. He was discharged relieved of all symptoms.

Dr. Sundar C, Senior Interventional Cardiologist, says that that aortic stenosis is more prevalent above the age of 65, with symptoms including chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, and fainting spells. TAVR, as a minimally invasive advanced procedure, eliminates the need for open-heart surgery, making it a preferred option for severe aortic valve stenosis in high-risk patients.

TAVR is usually performed as an elective procedure. In this setting an emergency TAVR was successfully performed , thanks to the right expertise and infrastructure being available at the Kauvery Hospital


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