Thoracic and Cardiovascular Care

TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic valve Implantation)

This advanced technique of replacing the aortic valve in patients considered high risk for surgical AVR, is available at MIOT. The valve loaded on a catheter based technology is deployed in a cath lab, in a matter of minutes, thereby avoiding an open heart procedure, At present, this procedure is recommended for patients considered high risk for a surgical procedure especially those who are elderly and have co-morbidities. This technology has been available internationally for about a decade and has produced good results. The patient is discharged from the hospital in 4-5 days.