Docs save 60-year-old's life through new minimally invasive procedure

The man was diagnosed with aortic bio-prosthesis degeneration with severe stenosis -- condition in which calcium gets deposited on the aortic valve in the heart -- was successfully operated using a new minimally invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 23:28 PM IST
Docs save 60-year-old's life through new minimally invasive procedure
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New Delhi: Doctors at a Mumbai hospital managed to save the life of a 60-year-old man through new minimally invasive procedure.

The man was diagnosed with aortic bio-prosthesis degeneration with severe stenosis -- condition in which calcium gets deposited on the aortic valve in the heart -- was successfully operated using a new minimally invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

 

A resident of Solapur, Kishore Rathi`s condition was not serious. Due to his medical condition calcium got deposited on the aortic valve in the heart and could cause narrowing at the opening of the aortic valve. 

According to medical sciences, in such conditions if medical intervention is delayed the narrowing can become severe enough to reduce blood flow through the aortic valve, a condition called aortic valve stenosis. Such conditions lead to progressive deterioration of the heart function and later death. 

After examining the condition of Rathi, a team of doctors at the city-based Hinduja hospital was constituted under the leadership of Cardiac surgeon Kaushal Pandey.

According to the doctors, Rathi`s treatment was a little complicated as his earlier surgery was performed using a tissue valve in the procedure.

(With IANS inputs)