TAVI is also known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, one of the most difficult yet the most hassle-free heart valve replacement procedures for the one undergoing it, and hence they enjoy a shorter hospital stay, And It’s now made possible to get TAVI in the city of Hyderabad By Malla Reddy Narayana.
What Is TAVI?
TAVI also called TAVR, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can be done through a very small opening around the collarbone, chest, or the femoral artery in the groin area, to replace the diseased aortic valve that can’t expand fully due to the thickening of the walls, without actually removing the diseased valve, rather a catheter or valve made from cow or pig heat is inserted within the diseased valve. This procedure is taken into account when open-heart surgeries become too risky due to other health conditions like lung or kidney diseases, or the person has a severe case of Aortic Stenosis, or if the valve isn’t performing at its fullest.
TAVI – Procedure In Depth
As soon the medical professional confirm TAVI to be your mode of treatment, A specialist will supply you with sedatives insert an IV, anticoagulants and blood thinners are also provided to you to remove the risk of developing clots and complications, also the hairs around the area of the incision are removed and the area is sterilized before the procedure.
During the process, an incision is made and a thin, flexible catheter is inserted along the arteries and guided through the network of arteries using Moving X-Ray images or Echocardiogram to reach the heart. After the catheter is positioned, the replacement valve is inserted into the hollow catheter and is finally placed in the affected area. To help put the replacement valve in position, a balloon on the catheter tip is inflated which intern presses the new valve and fixes it into the position. After a thorough examination of the vitals and confirming the new valve is stable and is in the required position, the catheter is slowly removed, hence marking the successful completion of surgery.
After the surgery, the patient is kept in the Intensive Care Unit, commonly known as the ICU. Your duration of stay in the hospital depends on various factors. You might be discharged the very next day or might be told to stay for a week. The patient is made aware of various signs and symptoms of possible infections like fever, increase in the intensity of pain, oozing at the site of catheterization. You will also be prescribed suitable Blood thinners and antibiotics by your assigned professional.
Complications And Post Operative Care
Every procedure In the medical field has some other complications and the same is the case with TAVI. Here are the complications that might crop up after the procedure.
1.) Damage to blood vessels, internal bleeding, and decreased Blood supply to the brain, causing a stroke.
2.) Increased risks of heart attack and severe heart failure.
3.) High risk of kidney failure.
Although the complications make the procedure scary and very risky, the good news is that these complications can be avoided with proper care.
The complete recovery from the procedure takes several weeks, here are some tips that will help boost your recovery rate and avoid complications;
1.) Take the prescribed medicines on time.
2.) Walk as much as you can daily.
3.) Avoid heavy lifting and resume normal daily activities gradually.
4.) Maintain a healthy diet and avoid smoking.
5.) Be in regular touch with your doctors, the combined efforts of you and them can make the procedure a great success!
Symptoms To Looks Out For
1.) Extreme fatigue and sudden weight gain
2.) Swelling around the ankle region
3.) Feeling Lightheaded/Dizzy.
The Critical Symptoms like Chest Pain, Tightness in the chest region, Severe and sudden shortness of breath, and fainting are serious and require immediate medical attention. We at Malla Reddy Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Hyderabad are available 24×7, You can contact us on our Emergency Number – 87903-87903.