In a remarkable medical breakthrough, doctors at Asian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Faridabad led by Dr. Subrat Akhoury and Dr. Amit Chaudhary, have successfully performed a first-of-its-kind Transcathter mitral valve repair (Mitraclip) on an 80-year-old woman with severe Mitral valve leakage.
Sharing details of the case, Dr. Amit Chaudhary, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon at Asian Hospital said, “The elderly woman experienced severe breathlessness for the past two to three months rendering her unable to lie straight on a bed for the past month. Echocardiography revealed a significant leakage in one of her left-sided heart valves, known as the mitral valve. Further investigations disclosed a history of coronary artery bypass surgery and a troublesome lumbar disc prolapse that severely limited her mobility, she had also undergone carotid angioplasty 10 years ago. Given her age, frail condition, and multiple comorbidities, traditional surgical options were deemed unsuitable”.
Undeterred by the complex and challenging nature of the case, the medical team at Asian Hospital offered the patient a non-surgical solution – the Transcathter mitral valve repair, also known as Mitraclip. This innovative technique represents a paradigm shift in the field of mitral valve repair, providing a lifeline for patients who are not candidates for traditional surgery.
Procedure was meticulously planned and executed by the expert team
The procedure was meticulously planned and executed by the expert team, with Dr. Subrat Akhoury and Dr. Amit Chaudhary at the helm. The successful completion of the procedure showcased their exceptional skill and dedication, leaving the patient with remarkable results. Following the Mitraclip procedure, the patient experienced significant improvement and was able to resume her daily activities without the burden of breathlessness.
Dr. Subrat Akhoury, a leading cardiologist at Asian Hospital, commented on the groundbreaking achievement, saying, “We are thrilled to have achieved this remarkable milestone in the region. The Transcathter mitral valve repair technique offers hope and improved quality of life for patients who were previously considered inoperable. This innovative approach demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible care to our patients.”
The successful outcome of this pioneering procedure reaffirms Asian Hospital’s position as a leader in cutting-edge medical interventions. The hospital’s unwavering dedication to innovation and patient-centered care ensures that individuals receive the most advanced treatments available.
The patient’s recovery following the procedure has been very encouraging and she was discharged merely two days after the Mitraclip procedure. Her recovery stands as a testament to the groundbreaking achievements made by the medical community at Asian Hospital, Faridabad.