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TAVI: A Safe and Globally Verified Procedure for Treating Aortic Stenosis – Dr. Priyank Mody

Surat, May 2024  – Dr Priyank Mody, a renowned Interventional Cardiologist at Mody’s Advanced Cardiac Care Centre in Surat, has provided substantial evidence confirming the safety and efficacy of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) as a cutting-edge treatment for aortic stenosis, a life-threatening heart condition affecting an estimated 70 lakh senior patients in India.

Aortic stenosis, often referred to as a “silent killer,” is caused by the narrowing or calcification of the aortic valve. This can lead to severe complications, including heart failure and sudden cardiac events, mainly when left untreated. The condition primarily affects patients over 65, making early diagnosis and timely intervention crucial.

Dr. Priyank Mody is a leading advocate for TAVI, a minimally invasive procedure that offers significant advantages over traditional Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR). ‘TAVI is not just an alternative treatment option, but an advanced one, especially for senior patients, particularly those considered high-risk candidates for conventional surgery,’ stated Dr. Mody.

Case Study: A Success Story

A prominent businessman from Surat experienced shortness of breath and fatigue, prompting him to retire early. His condition deteriorated, leading to hospitalization due to severe chest pain. Tests revealed severe aortic stenosis alongside pre-existing conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

Under Dr. Mody’s expert care, the patient was informed about the risks associated with SAVR, given his existing health issues. Instead, Dr. Mody recommended the TAVI procedure. The minimally invasive surgery was performed successfully, with the patient spending just one day in the ICU for observation and a total hospitalization period of four days.

Today, the patient is enjoying a return to his previous routine, balancing work with quality time spent with his grandchildren. This success story showcases the life-changing potential of TAVI and the importance of raising awareness about aortic stenosis and its treatment options.

TAVI Procedure and Benefits The TAVI procedure involves the insertion of a new valve through a small incision in the leg. The entire procedure takes about 2 to 3 hours, with minimal recovery time and reduced risk of complications compared to traditional open-heart surgery.

  • Minimally Invasive: TAVI requires only a small incision, minimizing the risk of infection and bleeding.
  • Suitable for High-Risk Patients: TAVI is safe for patients with comorbidities
  • Shorter Hospitalization: Patients typically stay in the hospital for only 4 to 5 days
  • High Success Rate: TAVI boasts a success rate of over 95% globally

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