Doctors at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute performed the first successful MitraClip procedure in the country to repair the 69-year-old man's leaky heart valve, thus avoiding standard open heart surgery for such a condition, the hospital said on Monday.
Until now, open-heart surgery with a valve repair or replacement was the only possible treatment for such patients in India, says the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.
"MitraClip is a new non-surgical rehabilitation of the mitral valve in the heart and is done in the catheterization lab like angioplasty," said Ashok Seth, chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, who runs the team of doctors explained to the patient.
The patient had undergone surgical surgery 13 years ago and recently his heart has increased due to a drained valve leading to shortness of breath and heart failure.
"The special catheters are inserted through the large vein into the groin and the catheter passes from the right ventricular chamber into the left ventricle of the heart by drilling the partition called the interreaction barrier," said Seth.
"Then, an echocardiogram and X-ray guidance is placed on the outgoing mitral valve to reduce the leak that improves the patient's condition." The patient is usually ready to be released for 24-48 hours, "he added.
To complete the procedure, doctors at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute were assisted by Professor Saibal Carr of the Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA.
"With the introduction of the MitraClip in India, we hope to take advantage of many patients who are gradually getting worse off the outflow valves despite the medication and are not suitable for valve replacement operations," said Karr.
Posted on: November 26, 2018 18:58