TMVR arrival raises hopes among aged heart patients

Posted October 7, 2017 by NewsMedicare

According to Dr Chandra, Mrs Gupta 82 had lost a lot of weight in the last one year, would always feel tired and spent and would not be able to walk.

Gurgaon/New Delhi: 82 yr old Deepa Gupta have got a new lease of life, thanks to new Trans Cather Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) technique used in Medanta for the first time in India. It looked as manna from heaven for aged and weak Mrs Gupta as she would not have been able to tolerate the traumatic and gruelling open heart surgery.

This technique is need of the hour in India as many patients over 80 with mitral valve disease are counting their days as surgery on them would be a treatment worse than the disease. Now, Medanta has raised hopes among them that they may also have some more active and easy life in the offing. For Aortic Valve Replacement, there is already a non invasive technique called TAVR (Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement) method and hundreds of aged patients are being spared of the trauma of going through the distressing and risky surgery.
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