Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is minimally invasive heart surgery performed to replace narrow aortic valves in the heart. TAVR/TAVI enables you to return to routine activity more quickly than open-heart surgery. Patients who have undergone the procedure report an improvement in their quality of life soon after. Other advantages include a shorter stay at the hospital, no chest scars, and immediate relief of symptoms, improvement of heart function, and decreased pain and anxiety.
Dr. Ramesh Daggubati from NYU Winthrop Hospital, USA and Dr. Ashwin Mehta from Jaslok Hospital, India discuss the aortic stenosis scenario in India and how Indian Transcatheter Heart Valve – MYVAL is a new lifeline for patients.