Tavi / Tavr

What is Tavi / Tavr?

The minimally invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation/Replacement (TAVI/TAVR) procedure is performed by a team of the Best Cardiologist in Pune and Cardiac surgeons. A long hollow tube (sheath) is guided into the femoral artery in the groin using special imaging equipment, a catheter with a balloon on the tip is threaded through the sheath and into the heart.
A collapsible replacement valve is delivered to the valve site through the catheter. Once in position, it is unfurled and begins working. The Tissue valve is held in place by a metal frame and is designed to work like your own heart valve. Dr. Priya Palimkar at Om Heart Care Is the Best Heart Specialist in Pune. She Performs Best Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Pune. Book an Appointment Now!

    How is TAVI or TAVR different from the standard valve replacement?

    TAVI and TMVR are novel, (US) FDA Approved, technically advanced, and minimally invasive procedures. suitable for people with symptomatic aortic stenosis who are even low-risk or do not have the fitness to undergo standard valve replacement surgery.

  • Benefits of TAVR
  • Minimally invasive procedure - done with an instrument inserted through a blood vessel
  • Less painful than the traditional open-heart surgery
  • The hospital stay is reduced to 48 hours
  • Offers improved quality of life in patients who cannot undergo traditional surgical aortic valve replacement
  • Wear clothing that is easy to remove from the waist up.
  • Open-heart surgery
  • Invasive – need the chest to be opened
  • Comorbidities might render the patients unfit for surgery
  • The Gel is applied to the chest.
  • Longer hospital stays
  • Complications are more likely