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Doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad Perform the Minimally Invasive Procedure of TAVR to Save an 80-Year-Old

  • The minimally invasive procedure of TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) was successfully performed on an 80-year-old at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad.
  • Calcium deposits in his arteries blocked the blood flow in his heart. 
  • By the time he reached the hospital, he was severely breathless and exhausted that interfered with his day to day activities. 
  • Dr. P.L.N Murthy, director of Cathlab at Apollo Hospitals said that apart from the cardiac condition, the patient also suffered from co-morbid conditions of a chronic kidney and lung disease. 
  • While his age posed as a threat, his previous bypass surgery led the doctors to cancel out performing an open heart surgery or a valve replacement surgery.   

 

Source: Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 16-Aug-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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