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Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nellore is the first hospital to perform TAVI in Rayalaseema & the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh

30 Aug 2019

TAVR involves new valve placement over diseased valve via a catheter, with reduced pain and risk factors and minimal scarring. TAVR was performed by Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh on a 69-year-old patient, Mrs. Malkbuljan. SK, who was considered as a high-risk for heart surgery by Dr. C B Reddy, Head of Cardiology Institutes, Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nellore.

The dedicated doctors in the heart team were in a medical camp at Kavali which was organized by Dr. N. Prabhakar Naidu and diagnosed the patient with Aortic valve disease. She and her family members were unable to make any decision on treatment and desired to have relief from the disease without any surgery.

After consulting Dr. C. B. Reddy, patient was re-evaluated and patient was educated on the new innovations in cardiology and informed that extending her life without open heart surgery was possible. The patient underwent TAVR (Trans catheter valve Replacement) successfully and has been discharged after 48 hours from the hospital; and smiles spread in her family.

Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nellore has successfully performed the first TAVI in Rayalaseema & the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh and is the second hospital in Andhra Pradesh; first TAVI was done by Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam. Dr Sengottuvelu and his team from Apollo Hospitals Greams Road and Dr. Bakthavatsala Reddy and his team from Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nellore have taken the department of Cardiology to the next level in Andhra Pradesh.

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