In what may well turn out to be a godsend for a large number of people suffering from critical heart disease all over the world, it has been revealed by recent reports that elders having a ruptured aortic valve (also known as aortic valve stenosis) are generally in need of open heart surgery which, as per experts, is not bearable by as much as 35% of the patients.
These elderly patients are not strong enough for bearing the threats which are tagged also an open heart surgery.
Age and a variety of other underlying medical issues such as those in the likes of lung or kidney complications and earlier heart surgery are some of the major motives which hold deep relevance in making the elderly patients inoperable to a large extent. As a result of these complications, these patients forced to live a life full of stress.
However, now it seems like a ground breaking non-surgical treatment dubbed Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) can prove as a ray of light for a large number of elderly heart patients. Along the same lines, a handful of doctors in Delhi have already carried out the said surgery in recent times and have confirmed promising results.
The technique was formulated by the France-based University Hospital’s head of cardiology department Dr. Alain G Cribier.
While expressing his opinion in this regard, along with expressing a deep hope that the new treatment will certainly prove life-saving for a large number of vulnerable heart patients, Dr Vivek Gupta, senior interventional cardiologist at Apollo Hospital, Delhi, said: “The conventional valve replacement surgery is a major surgery where the heart is exposed by cutting open the chest. However, in TAVI inner organs are accessed via needle-puncture of the skin, rather than by using a scalpel”.
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