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How Cost-Effective Is TAVR Surgery?

For a long time, the field of surgical expertise regarding the treatment of patients, primarily for those who have been suffering from cardiovascular problems, it has been working on new techniques and mechanisms to offer such effective course of surgical treatments which could suit both the recovery and budget of the patients. For anyone who knows the detailed demographics of the... Read More

Balloon Valvulotomy: What To Expect?

Various minimal invasive surgical procedures have developed which have become efficient in treating heart valve problems. In the case of mitral valve stenosis, balloon valvulotomy is being recommended by the experts just like percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty is advised for congenital pulmonary valve stenosis. To provide you with details of Balloon Valvulotomy, we... Read More

What Is A Leaky Heart Valve? How Serious Is The Condition?

The leaky heart valve is technically referred to as mitral valve regurgitation and doctors recommend treatments ranging from medications to surgeries such as robotic mitral valve surgery depending upon the severity of the condition. The condition of mitral regurgitation is caused by abnormal closing of the mitral valve which facilitates a backward flow of blood to the heart. If the... Read More

What are the signs of Mitral Valve Prolapse?

About Mitral Valve: Situated between the left atrium and the left ventricle, Mitral Valve is one of the four valves of the heart responsible for the unidirectional flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle. It is also known as the bicuspid valve or atrioventricular valve. What is Mitral Valve Prolapse: Mitral valve prolapse is a degenerative disease of the mitral... Read More

Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery: Why Is It A Success?

The unending cases of medical problems are threatening the population of this world, but with a positive spirit, various scientific breakthroughs are also being witnessed. Especially, this has been visible in the sphere of medical care for cardiovascular problems. Initially, open heart surgery was one of the traditional ways to treat patients but now many scientifically advanced... Read More

Learn about Mitral Valve Stenosis

About Mitral Valve Stenosis Mitral valve stenosis is a medical condition marked by the narrowing of the mitral valve. The mitral valve is one of the four valves of the human heart that lies between the left atrium and the left ventricle. Also known as the bicuspid valve, it is responsible for the unidirectional flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle. In patients... Read More

Simple Things That Can Keep Your Heart Healthy

Heart problems of various types have become quite prevalent nowadays making it very important for us to opt for a healthy lifestyle. These problems not only affect adults but small children as well and can drastically impact your quality of life. The heart is a very sensitive organ and its proper functioning is important for our survival. Simple lifestyle changes can help you to... Read More

How Effective Is TAVR Procedure In Preventing Stroke?

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a surgical procedure used to treat patients suffering from aortic stenosis, a condition marked by a severe blockage in the aortic valve. The problem is triggered by the accumulation of plaque (unwanted salt, oil, cholesterol and fat particles), old age or severe injury to the aortic valve. The condition if left untreated can lead to... Read More

What Are The Causes Of Mitral Regurgitation?

Mitral valve regurgitation is a chronic medical condition marked by the inability of the mitral valve to close properly. The problem is also referred to as mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence. The mitral valve is responsible for the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle. It has a small flap that opens and closes to allow the flow of blood in one... Read More

What Are The Benefits Of Robotic Cardiac Surgery?

Robotic cardiac surgery is a type of minimally invasive cardiac surgery performed with the help of robotically assisted tools. The procedure has brought about a revolution in the medical world by adding to the precision and accuracy. The surgery is commonly referred to as da vinci surgery after the manufacturer of the robot used in the procedure. Robotic surgery can be used to... Read More

What Is Aortic Valve Replacement Procedure?

Aortic valve replacement is a surgical procedure of replacing a damaged aortic valve with an artificially created graft made up of animal tissue. Aortic valve replacement surgery is used to treat patients suffering from aortic stenosis, a condition marked by a blockage in the aortic valve due to plaque formation, old age or injury sustained in an accident. Plaque is one of the... Read More

Risks & Side-Effects of TAVR Procedure

TAVR or transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a minimally invasive, catheter-based, cardiological procedure that is performed on patients suffering from chronic aortic stenosis. You can find some of the best transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgeons in Gurgaon who have been responsible for numerous successful valve replacement procedures. Transcatheter aortic valve... Read More

Pros and Cons of TAVI Surgery

TAVI or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a patient suffering from aortic stenosis which is a chronic medical condition that can severely affect the capability of your heart to pump blood freely by damaging the aortic valve. The procedure is offered at a lot of hospitals in Delhi and has helped to treat a lot of patients... Read More

What are the Symptoms of Leakage in the Heart

The human heart consists of four chambers each of which separated from the other with the help of the four valves i.e. Aortic valve, pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve and mitral valve. All of these have their own functions. The mitral valve is located between the left atrium and the left ventricle and regulates the flow of blood from the former to the later. When the left atrium... Read More

Keyhole Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair- How Successful is It

The whole procedure as the name suggests is a minimally invasive approach to treat damaged or blocked mitral valve by the use of a small tube-like structure known as a catheter. The procedure is carried out by making 3 to 4 small keyholes on the side of the patient's chest through which the catheter is passed. A microscopic camera also passed through one of the holes, which helps... Read More

Types of Aortic Heart Surgeries

Aortic heart surgeries are usually required for patients suffering from an aortic aneurysm, a medical condition marked by the formation of a bulge in a person's aorta. The aorta is the main blood vessel responsible for the flow of blood from the heart to the other organs of the body. Our arteries are extremely sensitive and can get severely affected by certain underlying medical... Read More

What Foods are Best for the Heart If I have Diabetes

The consumption of a balanced and nutritious diet is extremely important for giving strength to various different organs of our body. Food not only gives us the energy to perform daily physical activities but also increases our immunity and helps us to fight various diseases. It is very essential to know that the food we eat has a direct impact on the health of various different... Read More

Habits that Can Make Your Heart Stronger

The heart is the most important and sensitive organ of the human body, which along with the various blood channels makes up the circulatory system. The heart pumps blood throughout the body to various different organs and regulates various metabolic activities. The continuous and proper functioning of the heart is extremely important for our survival and well being. Past few... Read More

What is Aortic Enlargement and How Serious is the Condition

Aortic Enlargement is a medical condition marked by the formation of abnormal bulge, Aortic aneurysms, in the aorta. The problem severely damages the wall of the aorta and may even lead to aortic dissection. Aortic enlargement is more prevalent in people having Marfan Syndrome. In people suffering from this syndrome, the walls of the aorta are very weak and sensetive as compared to... Read More

What is a Stenotic Aortic Valve - Do You Need a Surgery for It

The narrowing of the aortic valve is termed as aortic valve stenosis. Basically, the condition of aortic valve stenosis is caused when its cusps (flaps) do not respond properly and their opening and closing is not coordinated which builds excessive pressure on the heart to perform, leading to symptoms of chest pain, abnormal heart sounds which gives an effect of heart murmur when... Read More

What is Mitral Valve Stenosis And What are the Treatments for It

Even though the number of cases reported for rheumatic fever has considerably decreased but their tendency to cause mitral valve stenosis has not received the same change. Rheumatic fever affects the cusps of the mitral valve and creates scars which result in its improper opening and closing that can direct the backward flow of blood into the left ventricle of the heart. Likewise,... Read More

Is Heart Bypass Surgery Successful with a Robot

The heart is the most vital organ of the human body that functions 24 hours a day without any halt and pumps blood to various different organs of the body thereby making sure that the oxygen present in this blood reaches all of these organs. The heart is a part of the circulatory system and carries out its work via a network of blood channels which include blood vessels and... Read More

How to Take Care of Your Health After Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement

Valves are responsible to keep the blood flow in a single direction in the heart. When they fail to perform this function, external help is needed to help them function properly. There are usually two options in this case; repair or replace. Repairing a heart valve is not always an option, especially when the valve is beyond repair. This is when the doctors go for an aortic and... Read More

TAVI Heart Valve Surgery - Procedure in Detail

TAVI stands for transcatheter aortic valve implantation. It is a minimally invasive procedure or treating damaged or blocked artery that has been severely affected by aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a medical condition caused by the excess accumulation of the unwanted impurities present in the blood on the surface ozee aortic valve. These impurities like cholesterol, fats and... Read More

What is a Stiff Heart Valve - How life-threatening is It

Out heart performs a rhythmic activity of pumping the blood where oxygenated blood is pumped to the body and the deoxygenated blood to the lungs. Sometimes, due to various reasons, this rhythm can be hindered thus causing problems in the smooth functioning of the heart. A stiff heart valve or heart stenosis is such a condition.  In a stiff heart valve, the valve tissues start... Read More

What is Mitral Valve Disease

Our hearts have four valves, namely mitral valve, tricuspid valve, pulmonary valve and aortic valve, which are responsible for the continuous flow of blood in the correct direction. Any kind of problem in these valves can disrupt the flow of blood in the body and lead to severe cardiological problems. The mitral valve lies between the left atrium and left ventricle and is... Read More

What are the Indications of a Percutaneous Balloon Pulmonary Valvuloplasty

Percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat congenital pulmonary stenosis. Congenital pulmonary stenosis is a health condition present at birth. In this case, the pulmonary valve cannot completely open and close. Traditionally, this problem was treated through an open heart surgery but with continuous research and... Read More

How does Weight Gain Affect Our Heart

The human body works through various collaborative mechanisms to perform adequately on a normal basis. On the same lines, our daily schedules and life habits determine the general conditions of our health and well-being. It is very important to know that a sound heart is a must for our good health. Dr. Amit Kumar Chaurasia, a well known face in medical field of heart health states... Read More

What are the Complications of the TAVI Procedure

TAVI or transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a surgical procedure performed in case of an aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve is unable to open and close completely. This causes stress and pressure on the heart making it difficult for it to work. The common symptoms of an aortic stenosis consist of breathlessness, chest pain, and dizziness... Read More

Aortic Valve Stenosis - Diagnosis and Treatment

Aortic valve stenosis is life-threatening medical condition. But with the breakthroughs in medical sciences, a variety of treatments have been assorted to treat it. Medications, therapies, surgeries, aortic valve substitution, aortic valve balloon valvuloplasty, lifestyle modifications, and so on. This uneven state is created due to improper functioning of aortic valve in heart.... Read More

What is Mitral Valve Prolapse

Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common cases for medical services and the numbers are rising frequently. In some cases, damage to heart can cause mitral valve prolapse. Mitral valve repair specialists explain that mitral valve allows the flow of blood from the left atrium to the right ventricle, if mitral valve tissues are affected by damage, a part of them slips... Read More

What Changes can We Make to Avoid Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular system is centred around the functioning of heart to keep ourselves healthy and fit. Heart has major roles to play, it pumps up blood in the entire body. It goes without even saying that a healthy heart precedes and succeeds a healthy body. But in the present scenario wherein we are excessively occupied with daily schedules. Every age group be it kids, youngsters, or... Read More

Use of Bypass Graft Markers in CABG Surgery

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is a medical procedure used to remove or treat coronary arteries that have been adversely affected and damaged by arterial stenosis. The surgery involves the use of a graft that is created artificially and requires very high accuracy and precision to be placed in the right spot. Coronary artery bypass graft surgeries are very complicated and... Read More

TAVR-TAVI Surgery Why is It a High Risk Surgery

TAVR (Transcatheter aortic valve replacement) is a form of valve replacement surgery which is used to treat patients suffering from aortic stenosis. It is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed without the removal of the original valve, instead it involves the placement of the prosthetic valve inside the affected aortic valve. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement has help... Read More

Aortic Valve Replacement and After Care

Aortic valve replacement surgery is the medical procedure used to replace a damaged section of the aortic valve with an artificially made aortic valve that carries out all the functions of the main valve and gives the patient a better chance at life. The aortic valve is a part of the heart which is the main organ of the circulatory system responsible for the continuous flow of... Read More

How successful is artificial intelligence in mitral valve surgery

Mitral valve surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed to repair or replace a damaged mitral valve. The mitral valve is one of the four valves that separate the four different chambers of the heart. With the rise in technology developments in the field of medical sciences, scientists and doctors have together come up with robotic mitral valve surgery, which involves... Read More