Fortis Escorts Heart Institute achieves a medical breakthrough by successfully conducting a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement on a patient with a rare heart condition
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in Okhla, New Delhi, has made medical history by successfully performing a groundbreaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure on a 74-year-old patient with Dextrocardia, a rare condition where the heart is positioned on the right side. This innovative procedure has brought new hope to patients facing challenging cardiac conditions.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute Overcomes Challenges to Perform Rare TAVR Procedure
TAVR procedure successfully performed on a patient with Dextrocardia, marking a significant medical achievement
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in Okhla, New Delhi, has achieved a remarkable milestone by successfully conducting a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure on a 74-year-old patient with Dextrocardia, a rare condition where the heart is located on the right side. This groundbreaking procedure offers hope to patients with complex cardiac conditions.
Challenging Case Overcome: TAVR Performed on Patient with Dextrocardia
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute demonstrates expertise in performing TAVR on a patient with a rare heart condition
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has demonstrated its expertise by successfully performing a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure on a 74-year-old patient with Dextrocardia, a challenging case due to the heart’s right-sided position. This accomplishment showcases the hospital’s commitment to advanced cardiac care and their ability to overcome complex medical challenges.
The patient, Mr. Inderpal Singh, had been suffering from breathlessness on exertion and chest pain for the past 1.5 years. Despite visiting multiple hospitals and cardiac centers, he had not found relief. However, upon his admission to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, the skilled Cardiology team, led by Dr. Atul Mathur, Executive Director of Interventional Cardiology, successfully carried out the complex TAVR procedure. This innovative technique involved replacing the patient’s malfunctioning heart valve using a cardiac catheter inserted through a small incision, eliminating the need for open-heart surgery.
The TAVR procedure presented unique challenges due to Mr. Singh’s Dextrocardia condition, which made the approach more complex. In fact, this case marks the first reported instance of TAVR performed on a right-sided heart in India and only the fourth case worldwide. Despite the complexity of the procedure and the patient’s comorbidities, including diabetes, hypertension, high body mass index, and obstructive sleep apnea, the medical team achieved a successful outcome, giving Mr. Singh a new lease on life on his 74th birthday.