Know more about your heart
The Human heart has four valves which are synchronized to open and close according to heart’s rhythm.
Heart valves play a very important role in ensuring blood flows in the correct direction within the heart and out of it so that eventually human body is assured proper blood supply.
Till date, valve replacement has been mostly done through open heart surgery wherein a new tissue/mechanical prosthetic valve is inserted in place of the diseased valve.
Open heart surgery is an invasive procedure and is known to have a longer recovery time and may be challenging for elderly patients (>65yrs).
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) technique is a life-saving treatment modality for patients who are unwilling or at risk to undergo an open heart surgery.
This minimally invasive procedure involves placement of a new valve over the patient’s diseased valve via a catheter inserted through the femoral artery (large artery in groin).
This procedure can thus be done through small openings and hence result in quicker recovery post procedure.
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