What is TAVI ?
TAVI Is Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure Repairs The Valve Without Removing The Old, Damaged Valve. The Surgery May Be Called A Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Or Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI).
How does it work?
This procedure is similar to a stent placed in an artery, the TAVI approach delivers a fully collapsible replacement valve to the valve site through a catheter. Once the new valve is expanded, it pushes the old valve leaflets out of the way and the tissue in the replacement valve takes over the job of regulating blood flow.
What is involved in a TAVI procedure?
Usually valve replacement requires an open heart procedure in which the chest is surgically separated (open) for the procedure. The TAVI procedures can be done through very small openings that leave all the chest bones in place. The TAVR procedure is performed using one of two different approaches, allowing the cardiologist or surgeon to choose which one provides the best and safest way to access the valve:
Entering Through The Femoral Artery Called The Transfemoral Approach, Which Does Not Require A Surgical Incision In The Chest.
Using a minimally invasive surgical approach with a small incision in the chest and entering through a large artery in the chest or through the tip of the left ventricle (the apex), which is known as the transapical approach.
At this time the procedure is reserved for those people for whom an open heart procedure poses intermediate risk.
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