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Aortic Valve Replacement and Cost in India

  • The cost of Aortic Valve Replacement in India ranges between USD 5500 to USD 6500.
  • Patient has to spend 6 days in the hospital and approximately 8 days outside the hospital.
  • Due to the use of latest technologies and advancements in the medical field, the success rate is around 94% to 97%. The Success rate has further improved in complicated cases by the use of TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacement) especially in the cases where surgical correction is contraindicated.
  • Tests required to detect damage in valves include Echocardiography (ECHO) Transesophageal echo (TEE), ECG, Chest X-Ray, Cardiac Catheterization, Stress Testing, or Cardiac MRI.

Aortic Valve Replacement and Cost in India

 

  • The cost of Aortic Valve Replacement in India ranges between USD 5500 to USD 6500.
  • Patient has to spend 6 days in the hospital and approximately 8 days outside the hospital.
  • Due to the use of latest technologies and advancements in the medical field, the success rate is around 94% to 97%. The Success rate has further improved in complicated cases by the use of TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacement) especially in the cases where surgical correction is contraindicated.
  • Tests required to detect damage in valves include Echocardiography (ECHO) Transesophageal echo (TEE), ECG, Chest X-Ray, Cardiac Catheterization, Stress Testing, or Cardiac MRI.

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Aortic Valve Replacement Price USD 5,500 No. of Travellers 2 Days in Hospital 6 Days Outside Hospital 8 Total days in India 14

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Aortic Valve Replacement

An Aaortic Valve Replacement is a type of open-heart surgery used to treat problems with the heart's aortic valve. It involves removing a faulty or damaged valve and replacing it. During this surgery, the damaged valve is removed and replaced with an artificial valve. The valve replacement is mostly an open-heart surgery, in few cases a minimally invasive surgery or a catheter procedure may be possible. 

  • Aortic stenosis- when  the opening of the valve becomes smaller, obstructing the flow of blood out of the heart.
  • Aortic regurgitation- when the valve is leaky allowing  blood to flow back through into the heart .

 

Signs of Heart Failure requiring Replacement

  • shortness of breath
  • Angina
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Swelling of ankles, feet and legs
  • Fatigue

 

Diagnosis

Physical Exam

  • With stethoscope to check for heart murmur caused by a heart valve problem.
  • Your doctor will check for fluid  in lungs.
  • check for swollen ankles and other signs for water retention.

Diagnostic Tests

  • Echocardiography (echo) is the main test for diagnosing heart valve disease.
  • Transesophageal Echo or TEE, to get a better image of your heart.
  • ECG (electrocardiogram) to diagnose irregular heart beat and signs of previous heart attack.
  • Chest X ray- to see if heart enlarged or fluid in lung or calcium deposists in heart.
  • Cardiac Catheterization, Stress Testing or Cardiac MRI help your doctor assess how severe your condition is so he or she can plan your treatment.

 

Types of  Aortic Valve Surgery  

  • Open Aortic Valve Replacement via Sternotomy– wherein damaged aortic valve is replaced by surgery.
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)– the replacement valve is guided into place through the blood vessels, rather than through a large incision in the chest.
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)

 

Procedure for Aortic Valve Replacement

Before procedure

  • Standard blood and tests and performed to check fitness for surgery.
  • Patient counselled about the procedure and after care.

 

During Procedure

  • Procedure performed under general anaesthesia.
  • IV  line inserted, breathing tube is inserted and catheter put in bladder.
  • Incision  made in middle  of chest, surgeon  separates sternum to expose pericardium, then  opens pericardium to expose heart.
  • Connects heart  to heart lung machine, tubes are used to reroute the blood into machine which takes over the function of heart and lung during the operation.
  • Heart is temporarily stopped and blood removed, aortic valve is still and allows surgeon to see it.
  • Surgeon opens aorta to see aortic valve, makes incision around edge of damaged valve and replaces it.
  • The surgeon then closes the aorta with stitches, blood allowed to flow into heart to check the function of heart, if needed electric shock given to heart to restart the heart.
  • Temporary pacemaker wires on surface to ensure normal rhythm of heart.

After Procedure

  • After an aortic valve replacement, you'll usually need to stay in hospital for about a week.
  • You will be kept in intensive care unit (ICU) for the first day or two after your operation, before moving to a surgical ward.
  • the activity of your heart, lungs and bodily functions will be closely monitored, wires attached to sensor pads to measure your heart rate, blood pressure and blood flow, and the air flow to your lungs.
  • you'll be given painkillers.
  • a tube attached to a ventilator will be placed until you're able to breathe.
  • You may have several tubes and monitors attached to you.
  • Draining tube – small tubes from your chest to drain away any build-up of blood or fluid.
  • Pacing wires– if necessary, these will be inserted near the chest drains to control your heart rate.

After Care

  • Adviced to follow a cardiac rehabilitation programme
  • avoid strenuous exercise, sudden strains and heavy lifting for three months
  • you may not be able to drive for around six weeks
  • report to the physician if signs of infection

 

Risks of Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery

The aortic valve replacement is a major surgery and like any other surgery carries risks. The risks of complications increase with the age of the patient and general health of patient.

  • Infection– there's a risk of wound infections, lung infections, bladder infections and heart valve infections
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Stroke
  • The valve may wear out
  • Temporary arrhythmia (iregular heartbeat) 
  • Kidney problems for few days after surgery– In a few cases, temporary dialysis may be needed.
  • A valve that fails- There is a small chance that the valve will not work.

 

Factors Affecting Cost Of Aortic Valve Replacement

The cost to the patient depends on a variety of factors like:

  • The hospital, the patient chooses
  • Room– Standard single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service)
  • Fee for the team of doctors and OT charges
  • cost of  medications
  • Standard test and diagnostic procedures.
  • cost of the valve selected
  • Cost of the follow –up care required after the procedure

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