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Dr. Sengottuvelu, Interventional Cardiologist performed a live case demonstration of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) on a Patient with severe Aortic Stenosis.

06 Jan 2018

The patient had other co-morbidities such as high blood pressure, kidney failure, asthma, irregular heart rate with blood clot in the legs and recently diagnosed heart failure with high possibility of need for open heart surgical Aortic Valve Replacement.

A team led by Dr.G Sengottuvelu consisted of Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Anaesthetists and Imaging Specialists in the Live case demonstration. Balloon dilatation and valve deployment on TAVR procedure were performed Live and demonstrated step by step to several doctors. Patient hemodynamics were stable and heart scan showed normally functioning new aortic valve.

The procedure is unique because it was introduced only recently. Apollo Heart Institutes performs high volumes of TAVR procedures including complex anatomies, as well as challenging and sick patients. Live case demonstrations are done by expert doctors like Dr. Sengottuvelu for the benefit of other doctors to learn the procedure.

Apollo TAVR highlights:

  • Dr. Sengottuvelu and team performed the first TAVR in the Apollo group in 2015.
  • A 55-year-old patient is India's youngest to undergo TAVR
  • A 91-year-old high risk patient is India's oldest post bypass surgery patient to undergo a successful TAVR procedure
  • India's first next day discharge after TAVR was achieved at Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai
  • India's first TAVR was done under local anesthesia
  • South India's first Sapien 3 implant was performed in a 74 year old patient.
  • First time in the world, Sapien 3 valve implanted in Rheumatic AS with functioning prosthetic mitral valve
  • First time in India TAVR done for rheumatic AS.

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