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Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai performs Transcutaneous Heart Valve Replacement in 78 year-old man

Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai performs Transcutaneous Heart Valve Replacement in 78 year-old man without open heart surgery 78-year old patient, a resident Navi Mumbai was suffering with severe breathing issues even on mild exertion, since last six months affecting his daily routine. He consulted the cardiologist at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai where he was diagnosed with severe Aortic Valve Stenosis. A second surgery was very risky due to his age and poor health. He was successfully treated with advanced procedure, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). The procedure allows to treat patients with valve diseases who are unsuitable or high risk for open heart surgery. With TAVR, there is now new hope for these patients.