M'luru: KMC Hospital successfully performs first Transcatheter Aortic Valve implantation procedure

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Mangaluru, Jun 13: KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle, today marked a significant milestone in cardiac care with the successful completion of its first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedure. A team of skilled cardiologists, led by Dr Padmanabh Kamath, a senior interventional cardiologist, performed the ground-breaking procedure designed to relieve the obstruction of a major heart valve.

Aortic stenosis, a degeneration of the aortic valve, commonly affects a large percentage of patients over the age of 70, causing recurrent chest pain and dizzy spells. Traditionally, treatment required aortic valve replacement through open-heart surgery. However, TAVI now offers a minimally invasive alternative, significantly reducing the need for open-heart surgery by allowing valve replacement through a small incision in the groin.

The team of experts successfully performed the procedure on a 73-year-old patient experiencing symptoms of Aortic stenosis. The surgery, completed in just one hour, resulted in the patient's rapid recovery, with the expectation to walk the following day and discharge on the third day.

Dr Kamath and his team expressed their satisfaction and pride in announcing this achievement. “This procedure represents a major advancement in our cardiac care capabilities and offers new hope for patients suffering from aortic stenosis,” said Dr. Kamath.

“TAVI is a complex procedure requiring a collaborative team effort,” said Saghir Siddiqui, regional chief operating officer of KMC Hospital, Mangaluru, Ambedkar Circle. “Our comprehensive heart care team at KMC Hospital, includes 4 full time interventional cardiologists, region's only cardiac electrophysiologist, 3 cardiac surgeons with 2 Cath labs dedicated cardiac operation theatre and cardiac ICUs for advanced cardiac procedures. The specialists and senior support staff, ensured meticulous planning and execution from CT imaging to the final procedure. Previously, patients had to travel to cities like Bangalore for TAVI. We are proud to offer this advanced procedure in Mangaluru, enhancing our cardiac care services and improving patient outcomes. This achievement underscores our commitment to providing top-quality care to our community.”

About Manipal Hospitals:

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the top healthcare providers in India serving over 6 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable, high quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out of hospital care.

With the completion of acquisition of Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited, Vikram Hospital (Bengaluru) Private Limited and AMRI Hospitals Limited, the integrated network today has a Pan-India footprint of 33 hospitals across 17 cities with 9,500+ beds, and a talented pool of 5,000 doctors and an employee strength of over 16,000.

Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from around the globe. Manipal Hospitals is NABH, AAHRPP accredited and most of the hospitals in its network are NABL, ER, blood bank accredited and recognised for nursing excellence. Manipal Hospitals has also been recognised the most respected and patient recommended hospital in India through various consumer surveys.





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