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Fortis Ludhiana adds another feather to its cap

Performs first ever trans-catheter total aortic valve replacement in a Heart Failure patient

In a first, the Department of Cardiology Fortis Ludhiana performed Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in a Heart Failure patient of Ejection Fraction of 22%.

Dr. P.S Sandhu, Additional Director, Department of Cardiology who performed TAVR, said that this procedure was performed in an elderly patient of heart failure with ejection fraction of heart of 22%. This patient was very high risk for open surgery and was refused the same by many institutes.

Dr. Sandhu stated that, this is a procedure of aortic valve replacement without doing any surgery.  In this method, the artificial valve is taken through a suitable blood vessel from the groin or leg and is threaded all the way to the heart and then to the diseased valve.

The procedure was successful and the pumping of heart improved, post procedure to 45% and patient was discharged after two days. 

He said that TAVR was introduced nearly eight years ago and is recommended only for surgically high risk patients. With this, Fortis hospital, Ludhiana has become one of the first hospitals in the region, to have successfully conducted this procedure. He said that the procedure has proven to be a game changer as it brings the risk factor to a minimum level. Dr Sandhu has received special hands on training for the above said procedure at the Universite de Rouen, Normandie, France.

Dr. Pinak Moudgil, Zonal director ,Fortis Hosptials highlighted the efforts of hospital to make advances in healthcare and congratulated Dr Sandhu for his successful Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and added fortis hospital is always there for care of patients.

 

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