INNOVATIVE NON-SURGICAL CARDIAC TREATMENT AT MGM HEALTHCARE – TAVI cures 80-year-old of severe breathing difficulty
Chennai, December 20, 2019: MGM Healthcare, a quaternary care hospital in the heart of the city, announced today a successful non-surgical procedure called TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) on a80-year-old woman from Chennai who was suffering from severe breathing difficulty for the past two years, which had left her in an almost bed-ridden state.
The diagnosis at MGM Healthcare revealed a narrowing of the aortic valve causing aortic valve stenosis. This happens on account of the deposition of calcium in the aortic valve due to aging, resulting in less blood being pumped to other parts of the body. Normally, the treatment commonly offered in such cases is an open heart surgery to completely replace the damaged valve.
But here, the patient preferred a non-surgical intervention. This being the scenario, Dr. Madan Mohan B., Clinical Lead & Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, MGM Healthcare suggested a non-surgical procedure called TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation). When the treatment plan was discussed with the patient, she readily gave her consent and on December 18, 2019, Dr. Madan and his team performed the procedure in the hospital’s state-of-the-art catherisation lab.
Explaining the procedure, Dr. Madan Mohan said, “TAVI is a minimally-invasive procedure that implants a new aortic valve to take over the functions of the old and damaged valve without replacing it. As part of the procedure, a catheter is inserted into a large blood vessel in the groin or through a small incision in the chest and is run up till the heart where the new aortic valve is implanted. As it is a minimally-invasive procedure, the patient was discharged within 3 days of the procedure and has been advised to return to a normal routine with no restrictions.”
The Department of Cardiology at MGM Healthcare is the country’s most comprehensive cardiac centre, it offers from simple angiogram to heart transplant and LVADs. The Department also offers the most advanced and specialised methods of minimally-invasive treatment. The hospital offers comprehensive cardiac services (invasive and non-invasive), including interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and electrophysiology, by adopting a holistic approach and customised patient care where expert cardiologists focus on the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cardiovascular diseases.
For more details on TAVI, one may reach out toMGM Healthcare at +91 44 4524 2424or [email protected].
About MGM Healthcare
MGM Healthcare, a quaternary care hospital in the heart of the city, has 400 beds, 100 ICU beds, 250+ doctors, 12 Centres of Excellence, 30+ departments, 12 operation theatres and 24×7 emergency care. MGM Healthcare offers many technological advancements which include cutting-edge developments such as a 3 Tesla MRI scanner, biplane cath lab, an advanced mammogram machine, a wireless fetal monitoring system, an IoT-enabled ICU charting system and a neuronavigation system. The combined expertise of an experienced team of surgeons, physicians, technicians, nurses, paramedical, administrative and maintenance staff led by Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director and Mr. Harish Manian, CEO ensures highly personalised care of the finest quality.